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Merchants' Petition

Title
Merchants' Petition
ID
Mss. 88s M54
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents
Manuscript petition from 58 merchant colonists to the House of Commons against a petition calling for the prohibition of trade between the Northern colonies and the French and Dutch West Indian settlements.  Signers claim it would destroy colonial, English, and European trade.  ADoc. 5 pp.  Ca. 1737.  Phillips collection.
Creators
Flowerdewe, Thomas
Giles, Thomas
Hanbury, John
Subjects
Great Britain--Colonies--Commerce--History--18th century
Virginia--Commerce--History
Languages
English

Administrative Information

Acquired
07/15/1988.
Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
purchase
Collection Material Type:
Records
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