Proceedings of the Privy Council, 1717 Feb. 13.
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At the Court at St. James's The 13th of February 1717 Present The Kings Most Excellent Majesty Lord Chancellor Lord Privy Seale Lord Steward Lord Chamberlain Duke of Bolton Marqs. of Annandale Earl of Westmorland Earl of Manchester Earl of Sunderland Earl of Radnor Earl of Berkeley Earl of Holderness Lord Coningesby Lord Ch: Jus: King John Aisleby Esqr. Whereas by Commission Under the Great Seale of Great Britain the Governor Councill and Assembly of His Majts. Colony of Virginia Are Authorized & Empowered to make Constitute and Ordaine Laws Statutes and Ordinances for the publick peace Wellfare and good Government of the said Colony; Which Laws Statutes and Ordinances are to be as near as conveniently may be agreable to the Laws and Statutes of this Kingdom; And are to be transmitted to His Majesty for His Royall Approbation or Disallowance; And whereas in pursuance of the said Powers, two Acts have passed in the said Colony, and been transmitted; Entituled as follows, Vizt. "An Act prohibiting the unlawfull assembling of Quakers, past in 1663-- "An Act concerning fforeign Debts-- Which Acts having been perused & considered by the Lord's Commssrs. of Trade and plantations, And presented by their Lordships to this Board with their humble opinion that the Same be Repealed: His Majesty is thereupon pleased with the Advice of His Privy Councill