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Bill Number1573Session1783
Title To secure the liberty of the press by preventing abuses arising from the publication of traitorous, seditious, false and slanderous libels.
Initial Bill Stages
Originating Body Commons
Leave or Order 7 Apr 1784Leave or Order to Right Honourable Mr Foster [6052]
Presented 8 Apr 1784Presented by Right Honourable Mr Foster [6052]
2nd Reading & Committed 10 Apr 1784   
Reported 12 Apr 1784Reported by Mr Mason [1352]
Sent to Other House 13 Apr 17842nd House Reporter Charles Wilkinson Jones Viscount Ranelagh [4050]
Sent to Chief Governor 17 Apr 1784   
Privy Council Stages
Received & Referred to Law Officers28 Apr 1784 
Petition to English Privy Council None 
Decision of the English Privy Council Approved 
Engrossed 30 Apr 1784 
Returned Bill Stages
Royal Assent 14 May 1784 
Statute Number 23 & 24 George III c.28
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