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Give Me Liberty! Sources of Freedom History Center Sources of Freedom: Virginia House of Burgesses in Praise of the King (November 18, 1766) The Virginia House of Burgesses sent this letter to their lieutenant governor on November 18, 1776. The British Parliament had recently repealed the much-hated Stamp Act. Read this document closely. To whom did the representatives offer their thanks and credit for the repeal of the law? How did they characterize relations between their colony and Great Britain? In what way had the king shown his "tender regard . .. to the Rights and Liberties of his People, every where. .."? How did these same humble servants react when new taxation and new legislation was passed by Parliament during the decade that followed? In Lieu t . Gov r . Fauquier of 18 th . Nov. 1766 November 14, 1766. TO THE Honble FRANCIS FAUQUIER, Esq; his Majesty's Lieutenant Governour, and Commander in Chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia : THE Humble ADDRESS OF THE HOUSE OF BURGESSES. SIR, WE his Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Burgesses of Virginia , now met in General Assembly, return your Honour our sincere Thanks for your affectionate Speech at the Opening of this Session. As we have ever been truly sensible of the tender Regard shown by his Majesty to the
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2011 for the course AMH 2041 taught by Professor Mungary during the Fall '11 term at FIU.

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