Dulany, Daniel (1722–1797)
DULANY, DANIEL (1722–1797)
Daniel Dulany was a member of the Delaware governor's council (1757–1774) and one of the most prominent lawyers in America. In 1765 he published a pamphlet opposing the Stamp Act and arguing that "there is a clear distinction between an Act imposing a Tax for the single Purpose of raising a Revenue, and those Acts which have been made for Regulation of Trade." He denounced the doctrine of virtual representation as a "cobweb, spread to catch the unwary, and intangle the weak."
Dulany was a delegate to the stamp act congress but later opposed the american revolution.
Dennis J. Mahoney