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duty fo to be repealed was made to the faid colonies and planta.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, avoirdapois, 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 session of a more certain and adequate pro. parliament.
vision for the charge of the ad. 1. 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 difpofition of parliament of the said colonies and planta.
12. That the drawbacks pay. tions, where it shall be found.oe. able on China earthen-ware, ex cessary, and that the residue of ported to America, be disconti. such duties be paid in to 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, imporied into the ceffary expences of defending, proBritish colonies and plantations in tecting, and securing the said co. America.
lonies and plantations. 14. That a duty of is. zd. per 19. That, upon the exporta. hundred 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 thall 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 ruth 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 peçition of any subsequent act of parliament, the said company. upon paper, paste boards, mill. 20. That the inland duty of is. boards, and scaleboards, respec- per poúnd weight, upon all black tively, be laid upon paper, paste. and singlo teas consumed in Great boards, millboards, and scaleboards 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 25. per faid 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.'
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, first of which, all duries then pay. under the several acts which have. able to his majefty, 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 allthe 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 sums therehy prodence with that island, and those vided for, and which can now be that have muft provide themselves ascertained, they stand as fol. with a copy of the act itself. And lows:
l. so d. By the resolution of November 27 .
700000 0 0 By that of March 2
1528368 il By the second of March 9
1800000 0 0 By the first of April 16
1500000' OO By the fixth of ditto
469147 14 0 By the seventh of ditto
- 2010121 10 31 By the eighth of ditto
- 35202 9 By the ninth of dicto
261571 13 31 By the tenth of ditto
7844 17 9 By the eleventh of ditto
110000 0 0 By the thirteenth of ditto
150000 0 0 By the fourteenth of ditto
181000 0 0 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 thofe provisions made by granting any sum of money for re. this feffion, whose produce can be placing it, as was done in the preascertained, or nearly ascertained, ceding rellion ; for in this session exceed the grants ; but then we the commiscee of supply only reare to consider, that' no money folyed by the resolution of the 25th was by this fessioni 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 sum for that of that expence being now to be purpose; therefore this resolution
was 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 man. this 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 in. agreed to on the 16th of April, so terest of our country with so much that if we deduct the said 1 5ooool. spirit 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 fuppen any other deficiency, it must 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 329817ıl. and we canby the said resolutions of April the not suppose that the expence of 16th, we seem to have swept the the current fervice 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 ; consequentnexe 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 tional debt, for we have paid off is too weak a power for raifing 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 15000ool. 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 15oooool. feslion, which will add to the anand have reduced another 1 5oooool. nual produce of the public re. from 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 yound, ther upon our sinking fund; but we should have been able to have when we come to confider those paid clear off at least two millions taxes, I believe it may be shewn, 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
White borrowede been obliged and
will rather diminish than increase their having almost all their ma. the public revenue, and as to nufactures and all their utensils, others, though they may add a as well the coarse as fine fort 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 counif not more ; especially fome of try, how shall 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 coarsest sort : In the mean time upon them, the balance of trade they certainly will encourage the between North America and Great setiing 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 tranfprocure it by their trade with fo. - plants himself from this to that reign countries, or with our sugar country, illands. This was occalioned by
His Majesty's most gracious Speech supplies which you have to cheer:
to both houses of parliament, on fully granted for the public fet. Thursday the 2d 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 HẾ advanced season of make for the more honourable fup. I the year, joined to the con port and maintenance of my fa. fideration 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 ties, calls upon me to put an end have shewn to the particular porto the present feflion 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 dilpublic 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 most sensible government: and although, from pleasure. I rely upon you for the the nature and extensiveness of the exertion of your utmost endeavours 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 poflible; 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 so Irade, a solid foundation is laid fully expressed, 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
I to the security of all good govern. As no material alteration has ment, as well as to their real wel. lai pened in the ftate of toreign fare. . affairs since your first meeting, I have nothing to communicate to His Majesty's molt gracious speech you on that subject. The fixed 10 borh houses of parliament, on cvjects of all my measures are, Tuesday the 24th of November, to preserve the peace, and, at the 1767 ; with the humble addrefies 1.me time, to assert and maintain of bath houses upon the occajrore, the honour of my crown), and the and bis Majesty's moft gracion: just rights of my subjects.
anfreers. Gentlemen of the house of My Lords, and Gentlemen, Commons.
I Have chosen to call you togethank you for the necessary ther at this season of the year,