BOSTON, Friday 11 o'Clock,
16th May 1766.
THIS Instant arrived here the Brig Harrison, belonging
to John Hancock
, Esq; Captain
, in 6
Weeks and 2 Days from
LONDON, with important
News, as follows.
From the LONDON GAZETTE.
THIS day his Majesty came to the
House of Peers, and being in his royal
robes seated on the throne with THE usual solemnity, Sir Francis
neux, Gentlemen Usher of the Black Rod, was sent with a
from his Majesty to the House of
Commons, commanding their atten-
dance in the House of Peers. The Commons being come thither
his Majesty was pleased to give his
royal assent to
An ACT to REPEAL an Act made in the last Session of Parliament,
tituled, an Act for granting and applying certain Stamp-Duties and other
in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further
the expences of defending, protecting and securing
the same, and for amending
such parts of the several Acts of Parliament relating to the trade and
of the said Colonies and Plantations, as direct the manner of determining
recovering the penalties and forfeitures therein mentioned.
Also ten public bills, and seventeen private ones.
Yesterday there was a meeting of the principal Merchants concerned in
American trade, at the King's Arms tavern in
Cornhill, to consider of an Ad-
dress to his Majesty on the
beneficial Repeal of the late Stamp-Act.
Yesterday morning about eleven o'clock a great number of North American
Merchants went in their coaches from the King's Arms tavern in
Cornhill to the
House of Peers, to pay their duty to his
Majesty, and to express their satisfac-
tion at his signing the Bill for Repealing the American Stamp-Act, there
upwards of fifty coaches in the procession.
Last night the said gentlemen dispatched an express for
Falmouth, with fif-
teen copies of the Act for repealing the Stamp-Act, to be forwarded
ly for New York.
Orders are given for several merchantmen in the river to proceed to sea
mediately on their respective voyages to North America, some of whom
been cleared out since the first of November last.
Yesterday messengers were dispatched to
and all the great manufacturing towns in
England, with an account of the final
decision of an august assembly relating to the Stamp-Act.
When the KING went to the House of Peers to give the Royal Assent,
was such a vast Concourse of People, huzzaing, clapping Hands, &c. that
was several Hours before His Majesty
reached the House.
Immediately on His Majesty's Signing
the Royal Assent to the Repeal of the
Stamp-Act the Merchants trading to America, dispatched a Vessel which had
in waiting, to put into the first Port on the Continent with the Account.
There were the greatest Rejoicings possible in the City of
London, by all Ranks
of People, on the TOTAL Repeal of the Stamp-Act, -- the Ships in the River
displayed all their Colours, Illuminations and
Bonfires in many Parts. -- In
short, the Rejoicings were as great as was ever known on any Occasion.
It is said the Acts of Trade relating to America would be taken under
sideration, and all Grievances removed. The Friends to America are very
erful, and disposed to assist us to the utmost of their Ability.
Capt. Blake sailed the same Day
with Capt. Coffin, and
Capt. Shand a Fort-
night before him, both bound to this Port.
It is impossible to express the Joy the Town is now in, on receiving
above, great, glorious, and important NEWS -- The Bells in all the
were immediately set a Ringing, and we hear the Day for a general
will be the beginning of the next Week.
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