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Carlisle Peace Commission


Subject History

Place Northern America » United States of America

Key-Topics recessions

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781577180999.1997.x


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On 16 March 1778, to induce the US to end its rebellion and return to the British empire, the House of Commons established a peace commission. The commissioners were empowered to promise repeal of the I ntolerable A cts , the TEA A ct , and any other objectionable laws passed since 1763; they might also promise America future exemption from parliamentary taxation. On 17 June, the C ontinental C ongress refused to negotiate upon any terms but withdrawal of British troops, and US independence. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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