Quit-Rents in Colonial New Jersey
by Hon. James C. Connolly | NJHS 1922 | 7pp | PDF 163K | $2.00 | A2
The question of "quit-rents," that is, the payment of one-half penny per acre, required to be paid under the "Concessions" issued by the Lord Proprietors (1664) caused problems for decades in New Jersey. The author argues that quit-rents may have been one of the causes that produced the feeling of hostility and opposition which finally led to the American Revolution.