The towniest of acts! By jake sturgeon & Brandon cochran
Revenue Act of 1767
Commissioners of Customs Act
Vice Admiralty Court Act
The Vice-Admiralty Court Act was one of the hated Townshend Acts which created new taxes on the British American colonies and called for strict enforcement of customs regulations.
The Vice-Admiralty Court Act gave Royal naval courts jurisdiction over all matters concerning customs violations and smuggling, rather than colonial courts. Before the Act, customs violators could be tried in an admiralty court in Halifax, Nova Scotia if royal prosecutors believed they would not get a favorable outcome using a local judge and jury. The Vice-Admiralty Court Act added three new royal admiralty courts in Boston, Philadelphia and Charleston to aid in more effective prosecutions.
New York Restraining Act
The New York Restraining Act was one of the five Townshend Acts passed by Parliament in 1767 and 1768 to lay more taxes with strict enforcement upon Britain's American colonies.
The New York Restraining Act was the first of the five Acts and was passed on June 15, 1767. It forbade the New York Assembly and the governor of New York from passing any new bills whatsoever until they agreed to comply with the Quartering Act of 1765, which required them to pay for and provide housing, food and supplies for British troops in the colony.