King George III of England has issued a Stamp Act placing a small tax on paper: newspapers, documents, receipts, marriage and death certificates, diplomas, playing cards, and other paper. That seems fair to me. The King’s treasury dwindled while England supplied our colony with enough Redcoats to defeat the French here on our soil. Armies and naval ships cost money. Shall the colonists enjoy the King’s protection and yet complain about paying taxes to King George who needs to rebuild the royal treasury?
Proud British citizen