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FRIDAY, February 10, 1775.

The Lord North acquainted the House, that he had a Message from his Majesty, to this House, signed by his Majesty; and he presented the same to the House, and it was read by Mr˙ Speaker, all the Members of the House being uncovered, and is as followeth, viz:


His Majesty being determined, in consequence of the Address of both Houses of Parliament, to take the most speedy and effectual measures for supporting the just rights of his Crown and the two Houses of Parliament, thinks proper to acquaint this House, that some addition to his Forces by Sea and Land will be necessary for that purpose; and doubts not but his faithful Commons, in whose zeal and affection he entirely relies, will enable him to make such augmentation to his Forces as the present occasion shall be thought to require.

G˙ R.

Ordered, That his Majesty' s said most gracious Message be referred to the consideration of the Committee of the Whole House, to whom it is referred to consider further of the Supply granted to his Majesty.

The Order of the Day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House, to consider further of the Supply granted to his Majesty;

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday morning next, resolve itself into the said Committee.