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Bill Reported, Amended, and Ordered for a Third Reading


MONDAY, March 20, 1775.

The Lord Scarsdale, according to order, reported the amendments made by the Committee of the House to the Bill.

[The following was one of the amendments: Insert clause A. "Provided also, and be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That nothing in this Act contained respecting the Fisheries carried on by his Majesty' s subjects in North America, shall extend, or be construed to extend to any Ship or Vessel, being the property of any of the inhabitants of the Townships of Marshfield and Scituate, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay,employed in or carrying on the Mackerel, Shad, and Alewife Fisheries only; if the master or other person having the charge of any such Ship or Vessel as aforesaid, shall produce a Certificate under the hand and seal of the Governour or Commander-in-Chief of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, setting forth, that such Ship or Vessel (expressing her name, and the name of her Master, and describing her built and burthen,) is the whole and entire property of his Majesty' s subjects of the said Townships of Marshfield and Scituate, and was the property of one or more of them on or before the twenty-fifth day of March, in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, which Certificate or Certificates


such Governour or Commander-in-Chief is hereby authorized and required to grant."]

And the said amendments being read a second time, were severally agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a third time tomorrow, and the Lords summoned.