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Circular letters from John Pownall to the American governors
Pownall, John, 1724-1796
April 05, 1775
Volume 09, Pages 1186-1187

[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind.: Vol. 279.]
Circulars to all the Governors in America.

Whitehall, 5th April 1775.


I have the honour to send you herewith, by Lord Dartmouth's Directions, an Act of Parliament to which His Majesty gave the Royal Assent on Friday last, entitled “An Act to restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Provinces of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire, and Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island and Providence Plantation in North America, to Great Britain, Ireland and the British Islands in the West Indies, and to prohibit such Provinces and Colonies from carrying on any Fishery on the banks of Newfoundland or other places therein mentioned, under certain conditions and limitations,” and I am to desire that you will be pleased to cause the said Act to be made public in such manner as has been usual on like occasions.

I am &c.


Whitehall, 5th April, 1775.

As it may be of use that His Majesty's Subjects in America should be informed of the Proclamation issued by order of the States General, prohibiting the exportation of Arms and Ammunition from their Dominions in British Ships or in their own ships without leave of their College of Admirality, I am directed by Lord Dartmouth to

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transmit to you the inclosed gazette containing the said Proclamation, which you will cause to be printed and published in such manner as you shall think fit.

I am &c.