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- jesty, intituled, An act for granting certain du“ ties in the British colonies and plantations ir “ America ; for allowing a drawback of the duties “ of customs, upon the exportation from this king“ dom, of coffee and cocoa-nuts, of the produce “ of the faid colonies or plantations; for discon, “ tinuing the drawbacks payable on China ear, “ then-ware exported to America ; and for more “ effectually preventing the clandestine running of “ goods in the said colonies and plantations.”

“ That it may be proper to repeal an act, made “ in the 14th year of the reign of his present ma

jesty, intituled, An act to discontinue, in such manner, and for fuch time, as are therein men

tioned, the landing and discharging, lading or « shipping of goods, wares, and merchandize, at " the town, and within the harbour, of Boston, “ in the province of Massachuset's Bay, in North “ America."

“ That it may be proper to repeal an act made s in the 14th year of the reign of his present ma" jesty, intituled, An act for the impartial admi“nistration of justice, in cases of persons questioned

for any acts done by them in the execution of “ the law, or for the suppression of riots and tu“ mults, in the province of Mafsachuset's Bay, in “ New England.” 4. That it is proper to repeal an act, made in the

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66 i 4th year of the reign of his present majesty, “ intituled, An act for the better regulating the “ government of the province of Massachuset's

Bay, in New England.”

“ That it is proper to explain and amend an act " made in the 35th year of the reign of King Henry “ VIII. intituled; An act for the trial of treasons * committed out of the King's dominions."

“ That, from the time when the general afsem“ bly, or general court, of any colony or planta66 tion, in North America, shall have appointed, < by act of assembly duly confirmed, a settled fa<c lary to the offices of the chief justice and judges 5 of the superior courts, it proper

that the « faid chief justice and other judges of the supe< rior courts of such colony shal hold his and their « office and offices during their good behaviour; " and shall not be removed therefrom, but when is the said removal shall be adjudged by his ma<< jesty in council, upon a hearing on complaint “ from the general assembly, or on a complaint 66 from the governor, or council, or the house of “ representatives, severally, of the colony in which “ the said chief justice and other judges have ex« ercised the said office."

“ That it may be proper to regulate the courts “ of admiralty, or vice-admiralty, authorised by ść the 15th chapter of the 4th of George III. in K 2

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132 SPEECH ON CONCILIATION, &c. “ such a manner, as to make the same more com“ modious to those who sue, or are sued, in the “ said courts; and to provide for the more decent maintenance of the judges of the fame.

A LETTER

А

L E T T E R

FROM

MR. BURKE,

TO

JOHN FARR AND JOHN HARRIS, Esars.

SHERIFFS OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL,

ON THE

AFFAIRS OF AMERICA.

1777.

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