The King' s assent given to the Bill


Friday, December 22, 1775.

A Message from his Majesty, by Sir Francis Molyneux, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod:

"Mr˙ SPEAKER: The King commands this honourable House to attend his Majesty immediately, in the House of Peers."

Accordingly Mr˙ Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty.

And being returned;

Mr˙ Speaker reported, That the House had attended his Majesty in the House of Peers; where his Majesty was pleased to give the Royal assent to the publick Bill following, viz:

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 any Goods, Wares and Merchandise, at the Town and 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 any person or persons (appointed and authorized by his Majesty to grant pardons) to issue Proclamations in the cases and for the purpose' s therein mentioned.