From Merchants trading from the Port of Milford

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A Petition of several Merchants trading from the Port of Milford, in the County of Pembroke, whose names are thereunto subscribed, was also presented to the House, and read, setting forth, That the British Islands in the West-Indies have been hitherto supplied from the Continent of North-America with large quantities of wheat, wheat meal, biscuit, bread, and other articles of provisions, which supplies are, by the present disputes with America, entirely withheld from the numerous inhabitants of the said Islands; and representing to the House that it is impossible to ascertain the quantities of the above articles absolutely necessary for the sustenance and support of the numerous inhabitants of the said Islands, where the heat of the climate renders every article of provision liable to speedy decay: And, therefore, praying the House, to take into consideration the unhappy situation which the inhabitants of the said British Islands must be in, while such supplies are withheld from them, and allow the Petitioners to export wheat, wheat meal, biscuit, bread, pease, and other articles of provisions, to the said British Islands, for the sustenance of the inhabitants thereof, under such regulations as the House shall think proper.