jan 1, 1760 - Writs of Assistance
signed by governor Bernard of Massachusetts. Writs of assistance were documents that acted as a general search warrant which allowed customs authorities to inspect any ship or building that they believe might be holding smuggled goods. This means I will not be able to trade safly without being inspected by custom officials. defeat for colonists!
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Ameer Ahmed's American Revolutionary War Era Point of View TImeline