"Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania, to the inhabitants of the British colonies ..."
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This is the first of twelve letters from John Dickinson, a keen legal scholar and self-described “Farmer in Pennsylvania”. It has been republished in a Boston paper at the end of 1767. Dickinson had been a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress that convened in New York City in 1765. Now New York is again in the news for violating the Quartering Act of 1765, which required all colonies to provide housing and supplies for British troops. 1,500 of those soldiers had landed in New York City in 1766 and because they were not given quarters (places to stay), they had to remain aboard their ships. To punish New York, Britain has suspended its legislature.
To view all eight pages of this newspaper, please see the online display of the The Boston Chronicle, 21 December 1767.