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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01920
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0054] 14-28 February 1783 
Title A Bill for the Provisional Establishment and Regulation of Trade and Intercourse between the Subjects of Great Britain and those of the United States of North America
Date ca. 14 February 1783
Document Type Government document
Content Description Printing of the bill being considered before the British Parliament to re-open trade between Britain and the United States. Divided into clauses A-I. This bill's provisions curtailed the United States' ability to trade with the British West Indies. There are two handwritten notes on page 4, but it is unclear if they are in Knox's hand. Next to clause H a note says "Query Is not this a law for ye United States?" The note on the bottom of page 4 says "The ports of America will Contain warehouses of every Species of West India productions, taken in exchange for their flour Lumber &c, should not this bill make provision that every thing of the kind might be made a source of remittance in British Bottoms, with distinctions if Necessary of such commodities as can only be thus imported into Britain for exportation" Page 1 has a picture of what appears to be the king among decorative scrolling. Dated from pencil note on page 1 which says "After 14 February 1783."
Subjects Revolutionary War  Diplomacy  Treaty  Global History and Civics  Overseas Trade  Law  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Caribbean  Finance  Maritime  
Place written London, England
Theme The American Revolution; Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859