Lord North Presented the Bill

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FRIDAY, March 18, 1774.

The Lord North presented to the House, according to order, a Bill for the immediate removal of the Officers concerned in the collection and management of his Majesty' s

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duties of Customs, from the town of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in North America; and to discontinue the landing and discharging, lading and shipping, of goods, wares, and merchandise, at the said town of Boston, or within the harbour thereof: and the same was received; and read the first time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a second time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a second time upon Monday next.

A motion was made, and the question being put, that the said Bill be printed?

It passed in the Negative.

The order of the day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into further consideration his Majesty' s most gracious Message of Monday, the 7th day of this instant, March, together with the Papers which were presented to the House, by the Lord North, upon the 7th and 11th days of this instant, March, by his Majesty' s command;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday morning next, resolve itself into the said Committee.