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No. 37.

Act Suspending the New York Assembly

June 15, 1767

An act for restraining and prohibiting the governor, council, and house of representatives, of the province of New York, until provision shall have been made for furnishing the King’s troops with all the necessaries required by law, from passing or assenting to any act of assembly, vote, or resolution, for any other purpose.

[The preamble recites the passage of the Mutiny or Quartering Act of 1765, continued by subsequent reënactments to March 24, 1769; the refusal of the New York house of representatives to comply with the act of 1765, and its tender of quarters and supplies "inconsistent with the provisions, and in opposition to the directions," of the said act, and continues:] In order therefore to enforce, within the said province of New York, the supplying of his Majesty’s troops with the necessaries and in the manner required by the said acts of parliament; . . . be it enacted . . . , That from and after . . . [October 1, 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, or give his or their assent to, or concurrence in, the making or passing of any act of assembly; or his or their assent to any order, resolution, or vote, in concurrence with the house of representatives for the time being within the said colony, plantation, or province; or for the said house of representatives to pass or make any bill, order, resolution, or vote, (orders, resolutions, or votes, for adjourning such house only, excepted) of any kind, for any other purpose whatsoever; 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, after . . . [October 1, 1767,] . . . within the said colony, plantation, or province, . . . shall be, and are hereby declared to be, null and void, and of no force or effect whatsoever.

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Chicago: Pickering, ed., "Act Suspending the New York Assembly," Statutes at Large in Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, ed. William MacDonald (1863-1938) (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916), Original Sources, accessed December 6, 2022, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=S3KQ3HMI12A7J8H.

MLA: . "Act Suspending the New York Assembly." Statutes at Large, edited by Pickering, Vol. XXVII, in Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, edited by William MacDonald (1863-1938), New York, The Macmillan Company, 1916, Original Sources. 6 Dec. 2022. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=S3KQ3HMI12A7J8H.

Harvard: (ed.), 'Act Suspending the New York Assembly' in Statutes at Large. cited in 1916, Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, ed. , The Macmillan Company, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 6 December 2022, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=S3KQ3HMI12A7J8H.