Benjamin Franklin US half dollar - 90% 1957 silver half dollar - The Stamp Act 1765 Commemorative Cover Honors

Franklin's Arguing Against the Stamp Act
1957 silver half dollar, The Stamp Act 1765

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   This Commemorative Cover Honors Franklin's Arguing Against the Stamp Act on Feb 13, 1766 in London, England.
1957 silver half dollar, The Stamp Act 1765, Benjamin Franklin
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Franklin's Arguing
Against the Stamp Act
on Feb 13, 1766 in London, England
   Many American colonist reacted furiously when George Grenville, a friend and assistant to King George III, announced new taxes in the form of a Stamp Act. The colonist not properly spoken for in the British Parliament, cried, "no taxation without representation!" One of the many dissenting voices was raised by Benjamin Franklin, who warned Great Britian that "what you get from us in taxes you must lose in trade." Determined to stop this display of tyranny, Franklin lobbied for its repeal - and on February 13, 1766, submitted to intensive questioning by the House of Commons.

   As Always, the great diplomat proved unflappable under pressure. He anticipated the questions of his friends who were among the body, and improvised responses to his adversaries' examination. Franklin stressed that prior to the Stamp Act, the colonies "considered the Parliament as the great bulwark and security of their liberties and privileges," but deemed the new tariffs " unconstitutional and unjust."

   The line of questioning ended as if it were rehearsed. Franklin told his questioners that the Americans were once proud "to indulge in the fashions and manufactures of Great Britian" - but it was now their habit "to wear their old clothes over again "till they can make new ones."

   Franklin's words made an impact: on March 8, 1766, the Stamp Act was repealed. Unfortunately, this landmark event was not sufficient to avert a revolution - but the fine hand of Benjamin Franklin would also hasten the end of that chapter in history.

   The Cover is Postmarked on February 13, the exact anniversary of the date Franklin argued against the Stamp Act in London, England.
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