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Lord Noth' s motion for leave to introduce the Bill



Wednesday, November 1, 1775.

Lord North said, although his own particular sentiments continued to be, that the measure of sending part of his Majesty' s Electoral" Troops to form part of the garrisons of Gibraltar and Minorca was perfectly legal and constitutional, under the circumstances in which it was done, yet as several gentlemen did not see the matter in the same light, to whom he would wish to give every satisfaction in his power, he would move for leave to bring in a Bill of Indemnity. His Lordship accordingly moved for leave; which was granted.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to indemnify such persons as have advised his Majesty to send to the Garrisons of Gibraltar and Port-Mahon a part of the Electoral Troops of Hanover, during the recess of Parliament; and that the Lord North, Mr˙ Charles Townshend, the Lord Beauchamp, Mr˙ Cornwall, Sir Grey Cooper, and Mr˙ Robinson, do prepare and bring in the same.