Petition from William Bollan


The order of the day being read, the Bill was accordingly read the third time.

Upon reading the Petition of William Bollan, Esq˙, Agent for the Council of his Majesty' s Province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for the Impartial Administration of Justice, in the cases of persons questioned for any acts done by them in the execution of the law, or for the suppression of riots and tumults in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England;" and praying this right honorable House, "That the same may not pass into a law; and that he may be heard by their Lordships in support of his Petition,"

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

Moved, That Mr˙ Bollan be called in, and heard at the Bar.

Which being objected to;

After debate,

The question was put thereupon? It was resolved in the Negative.