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FIRST SESSION of the FOURTEENTH PARLIAMENT

OF
GREAT BRITAIN:

WITH s U c H
Petitions to the KING, as relate to the Proceedings

of the HOUSE;

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BLOND ON:
Printed for J. ALMON, opposite BurLINGTON-HOUSE,

in PICCADILLY.

M,DCC,LXXV.

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H OU SE of L Ó R D S,

US

During the FIRST SESSION of the

Fourteenth Parliament of Great Britain.

HIS session was opened by the King, with a speech from

The speech being already printed in the debates of the House of Commons of this session, it is unnecessary to repeat it

November 30, 1774. The Earl of Hillsborough moved, That an humble address Eart of be presented to his Majesty, to return his Majesty the thanks Hillsborough of this House for his most gracious speech from the throne.

To declare our abhorrence and detestation of the daring spirit of resistance and disobedience to the laws, which so strongly prevails in the province of the Massachusets Bay, and of the unwarrantable attempts in that and other provinces of America, to obstruct, by unlawful combinations, the trade of this kingdom.

To return his Majesty our humble thanks for having been pleased to communicate to us, that he as taken such measures, and given such orders as his Majesty hath judged most proper and effectual for the protection and security of the commerce of his Majesty's subjects, and for carrying into execution the laws, which were passed in the last session of the late parliament, relative to the province of the Massachusets Bay.

To express our entire satisfaction in his Majesty's firm and fteadfast resolution to continue to support the supreme authority of the legislature over all the dominions of his crown, and to give his Majesty the strongest assurances that we will Y OL. II.

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chearfully

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