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Collection Reference Number GLC03107.03049
From Archive Folder The Livingston Family Papers [075] 1766 
Title Abraham Yates to Robert Livingston discussing the Stamp Act
Date 3 January 1766
Author Yates, Abraham, Jr. (1724-1796)  
Recipient Livingston, Robert  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Yates discusses the recent Stamp Act and declares: "The Stamp Act I believe appears to us as odious as to any of his Majesties American subjects but I think We are to Blame for not having Appeared in Publick for how is the World to know our Like or Dislike." He also notes that New York merchants seem more resolute in their opposition to the act, as they have refused to accept any shipments of goods while the act is in effect.
Subjects Stamp Act  Government and Civics  Taxes or Taxation  Finance  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Embargo  Global History and Civics  
People Yates, Abraham, Jr. (1724-1796)  Livingston, Robert (1708-1790)  
Place written Albany, New York
Theme Government & Politics; Merchants & Commerce; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Livingston Family Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859