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REPEAL OF THE STAMP ACT – Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal, Extraordinary. Philadelphia, May 19, 1766. This Morning arrived Capt. Wise, in a Brig from Pool in 8 Weeks, by whom we have the Glorious News of the Repeal of the Stamp Act... [Philadelphia: William Bradford], 1766.

REPEAL OF THE STAMP ACT – Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal, Extraordinary. Philadelphia, May 19, 1766. This Morning arrived Capt. Wise, in a Brig from Pool in 8 Weeks, by whom we have the Glorious News of the Repeal of the Stamp Act... [Philadelphia: William Bradford], 1766.

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REPEAL OF THE STAMP ACT – Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal, Extraordinary. Philadelphia, May 19, 1766. This Morning arrived Capt. Wise, in a Brig from Pool in 8 Weeks, by whom we have the Glorious News of the Repeal of the Stamp Act... [Philadelphia: William Bradford], 1766.

A very rare first American broadside printing of the Stamp Act’s repeal. Below the heading, the Journal has reprinted the full text of “An Act to repeal an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, entitled, An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other Duties, in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further defraying the Expenses of attending, protecting and securing the same; and for amending such Parts of the Several Acts of Parliament, relating to the Trade and Revenues of said Colonies and Plantations, as direct the Manner of determining and recovering the Penalties and Forfeitures therein mentioned.”

Issued as part of issue 1224 [p.5] of the Pennsylvania Journal, the supplement is not recorded in Hildeburn. A survey of extant papers and broadsides of the period reveals no earlier printings of the full text of the Stamp Act repeal in a broadside or newspaper. (Only the Boston Post-Boy reprints the whole text of the Parliamentary Act in full, but within the paper’s regular issue, not as a broadside.) OCLC cites but one institutional example of the present broadside (Huntington Library), and it has appeared for sale only twice in a major auction or dealer catalog in the past century (Rosenbach, 1917, 8:1168; Anderson Galleries, 10-12 January 1921, lot 180).

Broadside, small folio (340 x 215 mm). Docketed on verso in an unknown hand, “An Act of Parl[iamen]t passed the 18th March 1766 to repeal the Stamp Act.” (Moderate toning and scattered foxing, weak fold repaired on verso).

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