While the king and his friends were busy with these, the opposition proposed an unconditional repeal of the Tea Act.
Unless the Tea Act is repealed, no tea can be sold in America.
Even in the letters wrote to the late Mr. Whately, we find him advising to a total repeal of the Tea Act.
Get the Tea Act repealed, and you'll sell all your tea, otherwise you must keep all.
The Tea Act of 1773 raised two highly volatile issues: the right to tax and the granting of a trade monopoly on tea.
In October, 1773, the Tea Act went into operation, leading the discontent still more directly to action.
But this ground is not tenable; for a total repeal of the Tea Act would not serve us upon the score of precedents.