duty so to be repealed was made to the said colonies and planta. applicable.

tions. 10. That a subsidy of 6d. in 17. That a duty of 3d. per the pound, according to the value pound weight, avoirdupois, be specified in the book of rates, re- laid upon all tea, imported inferred to by an act made in the to the said colonies and planta. 12th of king Charles II. be laid tions. upon the exportation from this 18. That the said duties, to be kingdom, of such rice as shall have raised in the said colonies and been imported duty free, by virtue plantations, be applied in making of an act made in this féffion of a more certain and adequate proparliament.

vifion for the charge of the ad. 11. That the faid duty on rice ministration of justice, and the fup. be reserved in the exchequer for port of civil government, in fach the disposition of parliament. of the said colonies and planta

12. That the drawbacks pay- tions, where it shall be found se. able on China earthen-ware, ex. cessary, and that the residue of ported to America, be disconti. fuch duties be paid into the re, nued.

ceipt of his majesty's exchequer, 13. That a duty of 45. 8d. per and there reserved to be, from hundred weight, avoirdupois, be time to time, disposed of by par. laid upon all crown, plate, Aint, liament, towards defraying the ne. and white glass, imported into the cessary expences of defending, proBritish colonies and plantations in tecting, and securing the America.


and plantations. 14. That a duty of 15: 2d. per 19. That, upon the exportahundred weight, avoirdupois, be tion of teas to Ireland, and the laid upon all green glass, imported British dominions in America, a into the said colonies, and planta. drawback be allowed, for a time tions.

to be limited, of all the duties of 15. That such duties as shall be cuftoms, which shall have been equal to a moiety of the duties paid thereupon; and that such in. granted by two acts of parliament, demnification 'be made, by the made in the luth and 12th of her East India company, to the pub. majesty queen Anne, and now pay, lic, in respect of such drawback, able in pursuance thereof, or of as is mentioned in the petition of any subsequent act of parliament, the said company. ppon paper, paste boards, mille 20. That the inland duty of is. boards, and scaleboards, respec- per poúnd weight, upon all black tively, be laid upon paper, paste. and lipglo teas consumed in Great boards, millboards, and (caleboards Britain, be taken off, for a time imported into the said colonies and to be limited, and that such inplantations.

demnification be made, by the 16. That a duty, of 2s. per said company, to the poblic, in hundred weight avoirdupois, be- respect of such duty, as is men. laid upon all red and white lead, tioned in the petition of the said and painters colours, imported in company.

JUNE 10.

as to the 20th resolution of this There were twenty refolutions day, it was as follows: of the said committee reported and That such bounties as may here. agreed to by the house ; by the after become due and payable, firit of which, all duties then pay- under the several acts which have. able to his majesty, upon goods been made for the encouragement imported into, or exported from of the British white-herring fishery, the Isle of Man, were abolished; be paid by the receiver general of but by the eighteen next follow- the customs, in that part of Great ing rosolutions, a great variety of Britain called Scotland, out of any new duties opon such goods were monies remaining in his hands. imposed, which I do not think it These were alfthe resolutions of necessary to tranfcribe, as so very the committee of ways and means few people in this kingdom can agreed to by the house, and with now have any trade or correspon regard to the fums thereby prodence with that isand, and those vided for, and which can now be that have must provide themselves ascertained, they ftand as folwith a copy of the act itself. And lows:

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Sum total of such provisions as can now be ascertained 8753256 16 6

Excess of the provisions

225528 15 113

Thus we see that the fum total , taken from the land-tax, without even of those provisions made by granting any sum of money for re. this feflion, whose produce can be placing it, as was done in the preascertained, or nearly ascertained, ceding setlion ; for in this fesfion exceed the grants ; but then we the commistee of supply only reare to consider, that no money folyed by the resolution of the 25th was by this feflioni granted for the of March, that provision should be pay, and cloathing of the militia made for the militia but did not during the year 1767, the whole grant any particular fum for that of that expence being now to be purpose ; therefore this resolution

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was, as soon as agreed to, referred more powerfully in raising the to the committee of ways and price of all our 31. per cent, means, and the whole of the debts ; and to aim as much as pos. 150000l. granted by the preced- fible at this we are bound by every ing session for the militia, was in thing that can be dear to manthis session made applicable to the kind; fot until our 31. per cent. supply of 1767, by the said thir- come to be sold at par, we cannot teenth resolution of that committee vindicate either the honour or inagreed to on the 16th of April, so terest of our country with so much that if we deduct the said i sooool. fpirit as we might otherwise do ; together with the usual deficiencies therefore it is to be hoped, that in of the land and malt taxes, from the very next session we shall again this excess, it will bring the excess resume that very falutary measure to the wrong side of this account; of continuing the land-tax at 4s. consequently, if there should hap- in the pound; for from the suppen any other deficiency, it most plies of this very seffion it is evi. be supplied by the produce of the dent, that the necessary expence new taxes imposed by this session, of the current service of this year or by a new grant in the next ; for amounts to 32981711. and we can by the faid resolutions of April the not suppose that the expence of 16th, we seem to have swept the the current service in any future exchequer fo clean as to have left year, even in time of peace, will nothing that can be applied by ever amount to less ; consequentnext fellion to that purpose, except ly, as we have now no free re. the casual produce of these new venue but the land and malt taxes, taxes.

if the former be continued at 35. However, notwithstanding, the in the pound, we can never spare reduction of the land-tax, we have above a million a year from the in this session made a good be. finking fund, for the payment of ginning towards paying off the na- our debts, and a million a year iional debt, for we have paid off is too weak a power for raising near three millions, as appears such a heavy weight as that of our from the second, fourth, and fifth present load of debts, before our fupply resolutions of April the being involved in some new and 13th, and have for that purpose dangerous war. borrowed but 15000col. so that It may be said, that several new of our 41. per cent. debts we have taxes have been granted in this paid clear off very near 15000ool. session, which will add to the anand have reduced another 15000ool. nual produce of the public refrom 41. to 31. per cent. inte. venue, and thereby enable us to reft. And if the land-tax had pay off a larger sum of the debt in this session been continued as yearly, without encroaching fur. formerly at 45. in the pound, ther upon our finking fund, but we should have been able to have when we come to consider those paid clear off at least two millions taxes, I believe it may be thewn, of our 41. per cent. debts, and that few, or at least not many should not have been obliged to of them, can properly and juftly have borrowed above a million, be said to be applicable to the which would have operated much current service ; that some of them will rather diminish than increase their having almost all their ma. the public revenge, and as to nufactures and all their utensils, others, though they may add a as well the coarse as fine sort of little to the finking fund in one every kind, from Great Britain : way, yet they will probably in If we' by taxes increase their ex. another way diminish it as much, pence of living in their own coun. if not more ; especially fome of try, how fhall they save money those taxes imposed upon our peo- to purchase from us those manu. ple in North America ; for from factures, and those utensils? They experience we know that before must make a shift with those of any of the late taxes were imposed the coarseft fort: In the mean time upon them, the balance of trade they certainly will encourage the between North America and Great setting up, of such manufactures Britain was always so much against and mechanical trades amongst them, that they could never keep themselves, and for that purpose any ready money amongst them, will give encouragement and embut were obliged to send it to ployment to every poor manufacGreat Britain as fast as they could turer and mechanic who transprocure it by their trade with fo. - plants himself from this to that reign countries, or with our fugar country, illands. This was occafioned by

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His Majesty's most gracious Speech fupplies which you have to cheer:

to baih houses of parliament, on fully granted for the public sei. Thursday iheżd day of July, vice ; and my particular acknow. 1767.

ledgments are due to you, for the My Lords and Gentlemen, provision you have enabled me to

НЕ advanced season of make for the more honourable fupfideration of the inconvenience mily: you must all have felt from so long My Lords, and Gentlemen, an absence from your several coun- The great attention which you ries, calls upon me to put an end have fewn to the particular purto the present feffion of parlia- pose, for which I called you fo ment; which I cannot do without early together, and the very wholereturning you my thanks for some laws passed for relieving my your diligent application to the subjects from the immediate dirpublic business, and the proofs tress which the great scarcity of you have given of your affection for corn threatened to bring upon me and my family, and for my them, give me the moft fenfible government: and although, from pleasure. I rely upon you for the the nature and extensiveness of the exertion of yourutnoftendeavours several objects under your confide. to convince my people, that no ration, it could not be expected care has been wanting to procure that all the great commercial in- for them every relief which has terests should be compleatly ad. been poslible; and that their grate. justed and regulated in the course ful sense of provisions so wisely of this session, yet I am persuaded, made for their present happiness that, by the progress you have and lasting prosperity cannot be fo mrade, a solid foundation is laid fully expreffed, as by a strict obfor securing the most considerable servance of that order and regulaand eflential benefits to this na- rity, which are equally necessary tion,

to the security of all good govern. As no material alteration has ment; as well as to their real wel. ha; pened in the fate of foreign fare. affairs since your first meeting, I have nothing to communicate to His Majefty's moj! gracious speech you on that subject. The fixed to boih houses of parliament, on objects of all my measures are, Tuesday the 241h of November, to preserve the peace, and, at the 1767 ; with the humble addrefjes time, to assert and maintain of bath houses upon the occafiony the honour of my crown, and the and bis Majesty's matt gracious. just rights of my subjects.

answers. Gentlemen of the house of My Lords, and Gentlemen, Commons.

Have chosen to call you toge. thank you for the necessary



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