Sunday, April 8, 2012

Act Suspending the New York Assembly – 1767

“...until provision shall have been made by the said assembly of New York for furnishing his Majesty's troops within the said province, with all such necessaries as are required by the said Acts of Parliament, or any of them, to be furnished for such troops, it shall not be lawful for the governor, lieutenant-governor, or person presiding or acting as governor or commander-in-chief, or for the council for the time being, within the colony, plantation, or province of New York in America, to pass, to give his or their assent to, or concurrence in, the making or passing of any act of assembly...and that all acts of assembly, orders, resolutions, and votes whatsoever, which shall or may be passed, assented to, or made contrary to the tenor and meaning of this Act...are hereby declared to be null and void, and of no force or effect whatsoever...” 

George III, July 2, 1767

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