The question proposed to Dr. Franklin alludes to this Sugar Act in 1763.
The provisions of the Sugar Act were regarded as "trade restrictions," and not as intended to raise an English revenue.
The Sugar Act, for example, taken by itself, was perhaps the most grievous of all.
It was he who had urged the reënactment of the Sugar Act in 1763, and he now saw opportunity to put through a more radical policy.
The strict terms of the Sugar Act were strengthened by administrative measures.
Stringent regulations were provided for the enforcement of the Sugar Act and other navigation laws.