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Resolutions by the Massachusetts General Court concerning the laws of other states
Massachusetts. General Court
June 23, 1785 - June 27, 1785
Volume 17, Page 476

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
In Senate, June 23d, 1785.

Resolved, that His Excellency be requested to procure from time to time the Laws and resolves of the several United States and also such of the Laws, Decrees and Arrets of other Governments as may effect the interest of the Citizens of this Commonwealth.

Resolved, that his Excellency be requested to cause an abstract to be printed of all such customs and duties that have or may come to his knowledge, of what nature or kind soever, as are demanded from American Vessels in foreign parts for the information and Government of all concerned.

And it is further Resolved, that his Excellency be requested to expostulate with such of the United States, as have passed imposts and excise Acts or other Laws for the regulation of trade, that affect the Comercial interest of the Citizens of this State, and to urge the propriety of their making such alterations and amendments as shall render them, not only conformable to the Spirit of the Confederation, but consistent with those principles of reciprocity, which in a national view ought ever to be adopted.

Sent down for concurrence.

SAML. PHILLIPS, Junr., Presidt.

In The House of Representatives, June 27th, 1785. Read and Concurred with.

NATH. GORHAM, Speaker.



True Copy.


W. HARRIS, Dy. Secy.