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Bill to Restrain the Trade of the Northern Colonies


THURSDAY, March 9, 1775.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr˙ Cooper, and others;

With a Bill, entituled, "An Act to restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Provinces of Massachusetts Bay and New-Hampshire, and Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode-Island, and Providence Plantation, in North America, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Islands in the West Indies; and to prohibit such Provinces and Colonies from carrying on any Fishery on the banks of Newfoundland, or other places therein mentioned, under certain conditions and limitations;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the first time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.