"Depend upon it my good Neighbour, I took every Step in my power, to prevent the Passing of the Stamp Act; no body could be more concern’d in Interest than my self to oppose it, sincerely & Heartily. But the Tide was too strong against us. The Nation was provok’d by American Claims of Independence, & all Parties Join’d in resolveing by this Act to Settle the Point. We might as well have hinder’d the Suns setting that we could not do."

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