Still the conservative Bland, who said things in a most radical way, was among those most happy to read Governor Fauquier's proclamation of June 9, 1766 announcing Repeal. For the full text of Bland's Inquiry, see Van Schreeven and Scribner, Revolutionary America, I, 27-44. British Politics and the Townshend Act, 1766-1770. The fluid British political situation shifted again in July 1767.

The second were notes and resolutions by Thomas Jefferson, later published and distributed widely throughout the colonies under the title, A Summary View of the Rights of British America. Both are published in Van Schreeven and Scribner, Revolutionary Virginia, I, 169-203 and 240-256.

For the resolution see, Van Schreeven and Scribner, Revolutionary Virginia, I, 89-92. Also note that this committee consists of men who ware on opposite sides of the fence in the Stamp Act debate in 1765. The Boston Tea Party and the Intolerable Acts Reaction to the Tea Act was nearly unanimous. The tax should not be paid and a boycott on tea imposed. A boycott developed in Virginia.

William Van Schreeven and Robert Scribner, Revolutionary Virginia: The Road to Independence, Vol. This volume contains the main revolutionary statements of the assembly, conventions, and certain county and quasi-legal local gatherings, 1763-1774. By the time parliament took up the Stamp Act in February 1765, the die was already cast.

Small wonder ship captains did not sail to Virginia and London merchants were quickly submitting petitions against the Stamp Act. The resolution of the Westmoreland and Northumberland courts, and Leadstown Association, and the Norfolk Sons of Liberty are found in Van Schreeven and Scribner, Revolutionary Virginia, I, 19-26, 25-48. Repeal and the Declaratory Act, 1766

Knowing economic coercion had brought repeal of the Stamp Tax and the Townshend Duties, they were certain coercion would work against the Intolerable Acts. Copies of the extant county and town resolves with the names of many of the signers can be found in Van Schreeven and Scribner, Revolutionary Virginia, I, 168.