From the Merchants and Traders of the Town of Poole

v6:70

Thursday, November 2, 1775.

A Petition of the Merchants and Traders of the Town and County of Poole, was presented to the House, and read, setting forth. That it has been represented to the Petitioners that the West-India Merchants intend to apply to Parliament for leave to export provisions and other necessaries from Great Britain to the West-India Islands: And therefore the Petitioners pray, that they may also be permitted to export from Great Britain, provisions and other necessaries for the use of the British Fishery carried on at Newfoundland, and the places adjacent, as the American sources are stopped, and to give them such other indulgences for the benefit of that trade, as to the House shall seem meet.