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THE

Parliamentary History

OF

EN G L A N D

FROM

THE EARLIEST PERIOD

TO

THE YEAR

1803.

TROM WHICH LAST-MENTIONED EPOCH IT IS CONTINUED

DOWNWARDS IN THE WORK ENTITLED,

« THE PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES."

VOL. XVIII.

A. D. 1774-1777.

L O N D ON:

PRINTED BY T. C. HANSARD, PETERBOROUGH-COURT, FLEET-STREET:
FOR LONGMAN, AURST, REES, ORME, & BROWN; J. RICHARDSON; BLACK,

PARRY, & CO.; J. HATCHARD; J. RIDGWAY; E. JEFFERY; J. BOOKER;
J. RODWELL; CRADOCK & JOY; R. H. EVANS; BUDD AND CALKIN ;
J. BOOTH ; AND T. C. HANSARD.

1813,

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Dec. 19. Debate in the Commons on continuing the Land-Tax at only

Three Shillings in the Pound

1775.

Jan. 19. Papers relating to the Disturbances in North America ...

7
20. Lord Chatham's Motion to withdraw the Troops from Boston 14
23. Debate in the Commons on the Petitions of the Merchants of
London and Bristol for Reconciliation with America

16
26. Debate in the Commons on the Observance of King Charles's
Martyrdom on the Thirtieth of January .....

18:
Debate in the Commons on a Second Petition of the Merchants
of London for Reconciliation with America

184
Feb. f. Debate in the Lords on the Earl of Chatham's Provisional Act

for settling the Troubles in America

Debate in the Commons on Mr. Alderman Sawbridge's Motion

for a Bill for shortening the Duration of Parliaments..... 216

2. Petition of the West India Planters to the Commons respecting

the American Non Importation Agreement

219

Debate in the Commons on an Address to the King upon the

Disturbances in North America ...

221

7. Debate in the Lords on an Address to the King upon the Dis-

turbances in North America ...........

265

Protest against the Refusal to receive the Petitions of the North
American Merchants.......

......

292

Protest against the Address to the King upon the Disturbances

in North America

294

The Joint Address of both Houses to the King on the Distur-

bances in North America, The King's Answer .....

297

10. The King's Message for an Augmentation of the Forces ......... 298

Debate in the Commons on bringing in the Bill for restraining

the Trade and Commerce of the New England Colonies 298

13. Debate in the Commons on the Augmentation of the Navy 305

15. Debate in the Commons on the Augmentation of the Land Forces 316

20. Debate in the Commons on Lord North's Propositions for Con-

ciliating the Differences with America.......

319

22. Debate in the Commons on Mr. Wilkes's Motion for expunging

the Resolution respecting his Expulsion

858

24. Debate in the Commons on the Bill for restraining the Trade and

Commerce of the New England Colonies

379

Petition and Memorial of the Assembly of Jamaica to the King

in Council ........

400

Mar. 6. Debate in the Lords on the Tythe Cause, Chaplin against Bree 405

9. Debate in the Commons on bringing in the Bill for restraining

the Trade of the Southern Colonies of America......... 411

15. Debate in the Commons on a Motion for a Bill to enable Mem-

bers of Parliament to vacate their Seats

412

Debate in the Lords on the Bill for restraining the Trade and

Commerce of the New England Colonies

421

21. Protest against passing the Bill for restraining the Trade and

Commerce of the New England Colonies

458

Mr. Glover's Speech at the Bar of the House of Commons in

behalf of the West India Merchants and Planters ......

461

22. Debate in the Commons on Mr. Burke's Resolutions for Con-

ciliation with America

478

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