An act regulating stamp duty (a tax on the legal recognition of documents).
- In colonial Boston, juries regularly refused to indict citizens accused of violating the Stamp Act and other unpopular policies.
- Thus the attempt to enforce the Stamp Act proved utterly ineffectual.
- But while the moderate Whigs were alarmed by the specter of social conflict thrown up by the riots, they were reluctant to do anything which might actually assist in the execution of the Stamp Act.
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