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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  14-28 February 1783
|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
|ca. 14 February 1783
|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."
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|The American Revolution; Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859