London: Printed by Mark Baskett, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty... 1766. Folio. , 823-826 pp [as issued]. Lightly toned, spine expertly reinforced. Very Good.
This Act remitted the penalties imposed on persons who had violated the just-repealed Stamp Act, which had sparked defiance and civil disorder in the Colonies. It also validated all documents which had been issued in violation of the Stamp Act. Many Colonists had violated the Act because they were unable "to procure Paper, Vellum, or Parchment, duly stamped, as required by the said Act; and that such Persons, for want of the same, and other Persons residing elsewhere by reason thereof, may have committed many Offences, contrary to the Directions, and true Intent and Meaning of the said Act." They are thus restored to the good graces of the Crown.
ESTC N56936 [5- Lincoln's Inn, Newberry, U NC, U VA, John Carter Brown] as of December 2018. Item #30356