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[Stamp Act (1765)]

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For every Skin or Piece of Vellum or Parchment, or Sheet or Piece
of Paper, on which shall be ingrossed, written, or printed, any Decla-
ration, Plea, Replication, Rejoinder, Demurrer, or other Pleading, or any
Copy thereof, in any court of Law within the British Colonies and Plan-
tations in America, a Stamp Duty of Three Pence.

For every Skin or Piece of Vellum or Parchment, or Sheet or Piece
of Paper, on which shall be ingrossed, written, or printed, any Special
Bail and Appearance upon such Bail in any such Court, a Stamp Duty
of Two Shillings.

For every Skin or Piece of Vellum or Parchment, or Sheet or Piece
of Paper, on which shall be ingrossed, written, or printed, any Petition,
Bill, Answer, Claim, Plea, Replication, Rejoinder, Demurrer, or other
Pleading in any Court of Chancery or Equity within the said Colonies
and Plantations, a Stamp Duty of one Shilling and Six Pence.

For every Skin or Piece of Vellum or Parchment, or Sheet or Piece
of Paper, on which shall be ingrossed, written, or printed, any Copy of
any Petition, Bill, Answer, Claim, Plea, Replication, Rejoinder, Demur-
rer, or other Pleading in any such Court, a Stamp Duty of Three Pence.

For every Skin or Piece of Vellum or Parchment, or Sheet or Piece
of Paper, on which shall be ingrossed, written, or printed, any Monition,
Libel, Answer, Allegation, Inventory, or Renunciation in Ecclesiastical
Matters in any Court of Probate, Court of the Ordinary, or other Court
exercising Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction within the said Colonies and Planta-
tions, a Stamp Duty of One Shilling.

For every Skin or Piece of Bellum or Parchment, or Sheet or Piece
of Paper, on which shall be ingrossed, written, or printed, any Copy
of any Will (other than the Probate thereof) Monition, Libel, Answer,
Allegation, Inventory, or Renunciation in Ecclesiastical Matters in any
such Court, a Stamp Duty of Six Pence.

For every Skin or Piece of Vellum or Parchment, or Sheet or Piece
of Paper, on which shall be ingrossed, written, or printed, any Dona-
tion, Presentation, Collation, or Institution, of or to any Benefice, or
any Writ or Instrument for the like Purpose, or any Register, Entry,
Testimonial, or Certificate of any Degree taken in any University, Ac-
cademy, College, or Seminary of Learning, within the said Colonies
and Plantations, a Stamp Duty of Two Pounds.

For every Skin or Piece of Vellum or Parchment, or Sheet or Piece
of Paper, on which shall be ingrossed, written, or printed, any Moni-
tion, Libel, Claim, Answer, Allegation, Information, Letter of Re-
quest, Execution, Renunciation, Inventory, or other Pleading in any
Admiralty Court, within the said Colonies and Plantations, a Stamp
Duty of One Shilling.

For every Skin or Piece of Vellum or Parchment, or Sheet or Piece
of Paper, on which any Copy of any such Monition, Libel, Claim,
Answer, Allegation, Information, Letter of Request, Execution, Re-
nunciation, Inventory, or other Pleading shall be ingrossed, written, or
printed, a Stamp Duty of Six Pence.

For every Skin or Piece of Vellum, or Parchment, or Sheet or Piece
of Paper, on which shall be ingrossed, written, or printed, any Appeal,
Writ of Error, Writ of Dower, Ad quod damnum, Certiorari, Statute
Merchant, Statute Staple, Attestation, or Certificate, by any Officer,
or Exemplification of any Record or Proceeding in any Court whatso-
ever within the said Colonies and Plantations (except Appeals, Writs
or Error, Certiorari, Attestations, Certificates and Exemplifications, for
or relating to the Removal of any Proceedings from before a single
Justice of the Peace) a Stamp Duty of Ten Shillings.