Prohibitory Bill received from the Commons and read



Tuesday, December 12, 1775.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir Grey Cooper, and others:

With a Bill intituled "An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts-Bay, Rhode-Island, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, the three lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, and Georgia, during the continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively; for repealing an Act, made in the fourteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, to discontinue the Landing and Discharging, Lading or Shipping of Goods, Wares, and Merchandise, at the Town or within the Harbour of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts-Bay; and also two Acts, made in the last session of Parliament, for restraining the Trade and Commerce of the Colonies in the said Acts respectively mentioned; and to enable his Majesty, or any person or persons appointed and authorized by his Majesty, to grant Pardons, and to issue Proclamations, in the cases and for the purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the first time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday next; and that the Lords be summoned.