Petition from William Bollan Presented

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Upon reading the Petition of William Bollan, Esquire, 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 better Regulating the Government of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England;" and praying, "this right honorable House will be pleased to suspend all other proceedings therein, until he can give the Council notice thereof, and they can prepare their defence, and give proper corporate authority for the regular defence of their corporate rights and privileges; and that he may be heard by their Lordships in support of this 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;

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After debate,

The question was put thereupon?

It was resolved in the Negative.