On the Message and Papers

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The Lord North presented to the House, by his Majesty' s command,

No˙ 1. Copy of a Letter from Governor Hutchinson to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, 14th February, 1774; received 5th of April, enclosing,

No˙ 2. Copy of Governor Hutchinson' s Speech to the Council and House of Representatives; and their Answer.

No˙ 3. Copy of a Requisition from the House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay, to the Judges of the Superior Court.

No˙ 4. Copy of a Remonstrance of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay, against the Chief Justice.

No˙ 5. Copy of the Vote of the Council and House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay, for adjourning the Superior Court, not consented to by the Governor.

No˙ 6. Copy of Governor Hutchinson' s Answer to the Remonstrance of the House of Representatives, against the Chief Justice.

Together with a list of the said Papers.

And the said list was read:

Ordered, That the said Papers be referred to the consideration of the Committee of the whole House, to whom it is referred to take further consideration his Majesty' s most gracious Message of Monday, the 7th day of March last, together with the Papers which were presented to the House by the Lord North, upon the 7th and 11th days of March last, by his Majesty' s command.

The order of the day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole on the said Message and Papers, was read, and

The House resolved itself into the said Committee, Sir Charles Whitworth in the Chair.