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jesty, intituled, An act for granting certain du66 ties in the British colonies and plantations in “ 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 mene “ 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

in the 14th year of the reign of his present majesty, 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.”
**. That it is proper to repeal an act, made in the

és 14th 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 planta6. tion, in North America, shall have appointed, by

act of afsembly duly confirmed, a settled falary to the offices of the chief justice and judges 5 of the superior courts, it may be proper that the “c faid chief justice and other judges of the fupesc rior courts of such colony fhal hold his and their “ office and offices during their good behaviour; " and shall not be removed therefrom, but when • the said removal shall be adjudged by his ma< jesty in councik, upon a hearing on complaint “ from the general assembly, or on a complaint “ from the governor, or council, or the house of “ representatives, severally, of the colony in which " the said chief justice and other judges have ex66 ercised the said office."

“ That it may be proper to regulate the courts

of admiralty, or vice-admiralty, authorised by & the 15th chapter of the 4th of George III. in

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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 fued, in the “ faid courts; and to provide for the more decent maintenance of the judges of the fame."

A LETTER

A

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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