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Stamp master of North Carolina, 1765, resigned during demonstration in Wilmington against the Stamp Act; a physician at Sarecta, four mi. E.

Stamp Act patriot; Speaker of the House. Colonel under Tryon in "War of Regulation." Revolutionary General. Home stood 2 mi. east.

Armed citizens led a protest in Feb. 1766 at Brunswick, seat of royal power, 2 mi. SE.

On October 31, 1765, angry Wilmingtonians held a mock funeral for Liberty the day before the Stamp Act was to go into effect.  The Stamp Act placed taxes on most forms of paper in the colonies, including newspapers, letters, pamphlets and wills.