Petitions of the City of London and Nova-Scotia Presented

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The House was resumed.

Before the motion was made for an Address,

The Lord Camden presented to the House a Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; praying "their Lordships would be pleased to adopt such measures for the healing of the present unhappy disputes between the mother country and the Colonies, as may be speedy, permanent, and honourable."

And the same being read by the Clerk,

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the table.

The Lord Chancellor (Bathurst) condemned the conduct of the noble Lord who had presented the City Petition; said it had always been a rule in that House, not to enter upon any business till the Speech from the Throne had been taken into consideration. It was a compliment uniformly paid and expected; but, since the noble and learned Lord had departed from that rule, he should beg leave to present a Petition from his Majesty' s Colony of Nova-Scotia.

His Lordship then presented to the House the Address, Petition, and Memorial, of the Representatives of the Freeholders of the Province of Nova-Scotia in General Assembly.

And the same being read by the Clerk,

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the table.