THE TOWNSEND ACT

1763, Great Britain

The Townsend Act:

For every hundred weight or lead, paint, crown, or plate, for every pound of tea, for every ream of any paper, every silk, painted, or stained glass, thou shalt be taxed. It is also hereby unlawful to enter any shop to seize any belonging unlawfully. All shall be managed by his Majesty.

ALL TAXES SHALL BE HANDLED BY HIS MAJESTY: KING GEORGE