He begins by censuring those questioning the jurisdiction of Parliament:
The right of the Legislature of Great-Britain to impose taxes on her American Colonies, and the expediency of exerting that right in the present conjuncture, are propositions so indisputably clear, that I should never have thought it necessary to have undertaken their defence, had not many arguments been lately flung out, both in papers and conversation, which with insolence equal to their absurdity deny them both.
With this, Jenyns almost laughs at the suggestion that Parliament might not have the power to levy such a tax in colonial America. He goes on to systematically discuss three propositions used to support the colonists and their supporters' refractory statements. These are (1) that no Englishman can be taxed without his own consent as an individual, (2) that no Englishman can be taxed without the consent of the persons he chuses to represent him, and (3) that no Englishman can be taxed without the consent of the majority of all those, who are elected by himself and others of his fellow-subjects to represent them. He then asserts that the colonists, as Englishmen, are not exempt from the taxes imposed by Parliament. In addition to the Resolutions submitted by the Stamp Act Congress, other Americans wrote pamphlets about the unjust Stamp Act. Daniel Dulany, Marylander