The Stamp Act of 1765

Dear colonists,

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

Proclamation Line of 1763

October 7th, London, England:  King George III orders a new proclamation for the colonies in America.   This decree forbids settlement or land grants for the colonists beyond the crest of the Appalachian Mountains.  The Royal Proclamation Line stretches from Canada to Georgia and colonists may not move west of it, per order of the honorable King George.

Proclamation Line

Bostontowne Celebrates the Treaty of Paris


Boston 1763     British Parliament ratifies the treaty ending the French and Indian War. King George III and Parliament signed the Peace of Paris or Treaty of Paris, as it is called, on February 10, 1763.  In the treaty France loses Canada and all claims to territory east of the Mississippi.   Spain gains control of Louisiana, the land west of the Mississippi.  Spain also regains Cuba and in return cedes Florida to Great Britain.

Boston celebrates with luminations and bonfires.

The Boston Gazette