Address to the King for all Papers Relating to Disturbances in Massachusetts Bay

Report from the Committee to Inquire into the Several Proceedings in the Colony of Massachusetts

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THURSDAY, April 14, 1774.

The Earl of Buckinghamshire reported from the Committee appointed to inquire into the several Proceedings in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, in opposition to the sovereignty of his Majesty in his Parliament of Great Britain, over that Province, and also what has passed in this House relative thereto, from the 1st of January, 1764, "That it is the opinion of this Committee, that the House be moved, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, that he would be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House, copies or extracts of all Letters and Papers which have been received by his Majesty' s Secretaries of State, or the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, from the Governour, Lieutenant Governour, or other Officers in his Majesty' s service in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, containing advices of any proceedings in the said Province in opposition to his Majesty' s sovereignty in his Parliament of Great Britain, over the same, from the 7th of July, 1766, which have not been already laid before the House."

Which Report, being read by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Address to the King

And the House being moved accordingly —

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, "That he would be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House, copies or extracts of all Letters and Papers which have been received by his Majesty' s Secretaries of State, or the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, from the Governour, Lieutenant Governour, or other Officers in his Majesty' s service in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, containing advices of any proceedings in the said Province in opposition to his Majesty' s sovereignty in his Parliament of Great Britain, over the same, from the 7th of July, 1766, which have not been already laid before the House."