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At this juncture Lord Rockingham , leader of that faction of the Old Whigs with
which Burke usually acted , became Prime Minister , and proposed the repeal of
the Stamp Act on the ground of policy . During the hot debates over this motion
1 The repeal so pleased the people of London that in the streets they cheered Pitt
and hissed Grenville . It so pleased the Americans that they kindled bonfires , and
, regarding the Declaratory Act as a mere empty form , voted addresses of ...
This body heartily supported Massachusetts ; ? it asserted the freedom of the
provincial legislatures “ in all cases of taxation and internal polity ” ; 3 it
demanded the repeal of the obnoxious acts of Parliament ; 4 it formed an
agreement to stop ...
Within a week or two after taking his seat , at the beginning of 1766 , he had
spoken twice for the repeal of the Stamp Act ... He made two speeches in the
House for repealing the Stamp Act which were publicly commended by Mr . Pitt ,
Even if the Americans had abjured their rights , it would be worth while to yield in
order to secure tranquillity . ( 38 4 - 18 ) 3 . The argument that a repeal of the
revenue laws would lead to a repeal of the trade laws is unsound ( 39 1 - 20 ) ; for
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