Dulany, Daniel (1722–1797)

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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