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Considered in Committee of the Whole


Wednesday, November 15, 1775.

The House, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House, to consider of the Letter, & c.

Mr˙ Mackworth took the chair of the Committee.


Lord North moved, that the propositions contained in the Address, Petition, and Memorial, of the Council and House of Assembly of the Province of Nova-Scotia, of granting to his Majesty, in perpetuity, a duty of poundage, ad valorem, upon all the commodities imported into the said Province, not being of the produce of the British Dominions in Europe and America, (Bay Salt excepted,) the said duty to be under the disposition of Parliament, is fit to be accepted; and that the amount of said duty shall be eight Pounds per cent, upon all such commodities; which was agreed to Mr˙ Speaker then resumed the chair, and Mr˙ Mackworth reported from the Committee, that they had made a progress in the matter to them referred, and that he was directed by the Committee to move that they may have leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, on Friday morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House, to consider further of the said Letter and Paper.