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Collection Reference Number GLC07654.29
From Archive Folder Collection of Grenville papers re: colonial policy towards colonies 
Title Account of proceedings . . . on the affair of compensation
Date 5 May 1767
Author Rhode Island. Assembly.  
Document Type Government document
Content Description About compensation for sufferers of riots.
Subjects Government and Civics  Revolutionary War  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Taxes or Taxation  Finance  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Law  
People Grenville, George (1712-1770)  
Place written Newport, Rhode Island
Theme Government & Politics; Banking & Economics; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister from the spring of April 1763 until July 1765, George Grenville became one of the least loved heads of government over the colonies due to two revenue bills that could be blamed, to an extent, for what eventually propagated into the Revolutionary War. These Acts of Parliament were the Sugar Act of 5 April 1764 and the Stamp Act of 22 March 1765, each designed to raise revenue for a financially limited British Empire.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859