Proceedings on the Petition

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Thursday, May 2, 1776.

Mr˙ Alderman Oliver, according to order, reported from the Committee of the Whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of the Petition of the Merchants and Traders of the Town and County of Poole, (praying to be permitted to export Provisions and other necessaries for the use of the British Fishery carried on at Newfoundland, and the places adjacent.) and of the several other Petitions referred to the consideration of the said Committee, the Resolution which the Committee had directed him to report to the House; which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk' s table, where the same was read, and is as followeth, viz:

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a limited quantity of Biscuit and Pease be allowed to be exported to the Island of Newfoundland, to the Province of Nova-Scotia, to Bay Chaleur, and to the Coast of Labrador, under certain regulations, for the benefit of the British Fishery carried on in those parts.

The said Resolution being read a second time, was, upon the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the gentlemen who are appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill pursuant to the Resolutions, which, upon Monday last, were reported from the Committee of the Whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Petition of the Merchants and Traders of the Town and County of Poole, (praying to be permitted to export Provisions, and other necessaries, for the use of the British Fishery carried on at Newfoundland, and the places adjacent,) and of the several other Petitions referred to the consideration of the said Committee, that they do make provision in the said Bill, pursuant to the Resolution this day reported from the said Committee, and which has been agreed to by the House.

The House was moved, That the Resolution which, upon Friday last, was reported from the Committee of the Whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of so much of an Act, made in the thirteenth year of the reign of his Majesty, intituled "An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn," as relates to the Ports and places into which Corn and Grain may be imported and landed, without payment of the Duties, and was then agreed to by the House, might be read.

And the same was, as agreed to by the House, read accordingly, and is as followeth, viz:

Resolved, That Corn, Grain, and Flour, imported into the Port of Preston, be allowed to be landed without the payment of the Duties, under the like restrictions as Corn, Grain, and Flour, is allowed to be landed at the several Ports mentioned in an Act made in the thirteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled "An Act to regulate the Importation and Exportation of Corn."

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the gentlemen who are appointed to prepare and bring in the said Bill, that they do make provision therein, pursuant to the said Resolution.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the gentlemen who are appointed to prepare and bring in the said Bill, that they do make provision therein for indemnifying all persons with respect to advising or carrying into execution his Majesty' s Orders of Council already made, for allowing the exportation of Wheat and other articles.