New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury. New York, NY: August 27, 1770. Single sheet broadsheet special edition, 2pp, 12.75 x 9.5 in.
This "extra edition" single sheet broadsheet contains coverage of the Non-Importation Agreements reached by colonial American merchants in the aftermath of the various taxes levied by the British on the Colonies. After the implementation of the Stamp Act in 1765, colonial non-importation associations formed to collectively embargo British goods. Though the Stamp Act was repealed that same year, the imposition of the Townsend duties (1767) resulted in the resumption of the embargo. By 1770, British merchants had begun to strain under the trade restrictions. Here, a letter from the Committee of Merchants in Boston is reproduced, along with a five-column "Summary of Importations to Boston," listing the quantities of specific goods sent back to England in the wake of the enforcement of the draconian commercial restrictions.
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