October 5 - Mr. Townshends Duties, 1767 Mr. Towhnshend...

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Mr. Townshend’s Duties, 1767 Mr. Towhnshend proposes a new set of tax rules to help England’s debt problem Set of new “external” taxes Goods like tools, wool cloth, nails, paint, lead, etc. are taxed at point of production in England paid by the manufacturer, and then the manufacturer sells the goods cheaper Colonists see this as scam Townshend duties have potential to diminish local government Property taxes were placed to pay for local things Protest Colonists petition for redress First letter written was titled “A letter from a Pennsylvania framer” which was actually from a wealthy, powerful colonist – not violent, not threatening Next letter is from Samuel Adams titled “A circular Letter”-more violent, not threatening Parliament is outraged and sends it back demanding an apology, and sends a letter to governor demanding apology or to dissolve the legislature Colonists protest by non-importation Colonists boycott anything sold under the Townshend Laws
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