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Meeting of American Merchants, London



King' s Arms Tavern, Cornhill, January 11, 1775.

At a very numerous Meeting of Merchants, Traders, and others, concerned in the American Commerce, agreeable to adjourment,

THOMAS LANE, Esq˙, in the Chair.

The Committee informed the meeting, that they had prepared the Petition proposed at their last meeting.

Moved, That the said Petition be read. It was read accordingly.

Resolved unanimously, That the Petition now presented and read, is approved of by this meeting.

Resolved unanimously, That the above mentioned Petition be fairly engrossed, under the inspection of the same Committee that prepared it, with the addition of Mr˙ Strettell, Mr˙ Watson, Mr˙ Hunter, for the Province of Quebec; and that the said Committee be desired to attend the signing and presenting of the same to the House of Commons, and to prepare and digest such evidence as may be necessary for proving the allegations of the said Petition, and for supporting the same.

Resolved unanimously, That the Committee be desired to call another meeting of the Merchants, Traders, and others, concerned in the American Commerce, (as soon as they know the fate of the Petition in the House of Commons) in order that the publick may be properly informed thereof.

Resolved unanimously, That the minutes of this meeting be fairly transcribed, and inserted in the publick morning and evening Papers, signed by the Chairman.

THOMAS LANE, Chairman.