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Address, Petition, and Memorial



Thursday, October 26, 1775.

Mr˙ Speaker acquainted the House that he had, during the recess of Parliament, received a Letter by the post, dated Halifax, Nova-Scotia, July 4, 1775, and signed "William Nesbitt, Speaker," desiring that a Paper enclosed therein, intituled, "The Address, Petition, and Memorial of the Representatives of the Freeholders of the Province of Nova-Scotia, in General Assembly, might be laid before the House.

And the said Letter and Paper were read, and are as followeth, viz:

"Halifax, Nova-Scotia, July 4, 1775.

"SIR: I am directed by the House of Assembly of this Province to enclose you this Address, Petition, and Memorial, to lay before the House of Commons.

"I have the honour to be, sir, your most obedient, and most devoted humble servant,


"To the Right Honourable Sir Fletcher Norton, Knight, Speaker of the House of Commons of Great Britain."