Great opposition to the bill. Petition and evidence again it. Petition
and evidence from the town of Pool in support of the bill. Petition from
the Quakers. Long debates. Motion for an amendment over-ruled. The
bill carried through by great mujorities. Meets with equal opposition in
the House of Lords. Petitions and evidence as before: Great debates :
Question for committing the hill, upon the second reading, carried by a great
majority. Motion on the third reading for an amendment, to include seve-
ral other colonies in the restrictions of the bill. The question carried upon
u division. The bill passed, and returned with the amendment to the
Commons. Protest. Conference; the Commons give reasons for refusing
to concur in the amendment; the Lords agree to the rejection. The bill re-
ceives the royal assent.
State of affairs in America during the sitting of parliament. Preparations.
Ordnance seized in Rhode-Island. A fort taken, and powder seized in
New-Hampshire. Resolutions of the general congress approved of and con-
firmed in different places-rejected by the assembly of New-York. Pro-
ceedings of the new provincial congress in Massachusett's Bay. Detach-
ment sent to seize on some cannon at Salem. Dispute at a draw-bridge.
Affair at Lexington and Concord. Loss on both sides. Province rise in