The Chancellor of the Exchequer
replied, that the Distillation bill was not the only measure calculated to relieve the West India merchant. The lowering of the duties on coffee, and the increase of the duties an brandy, would have a similar tendency. It was not in the contemplation of his majesty's ministers to propose any other measure on the subject.
§ Mr. Barham
then gave notice of a motion on Thursday, respecting the state of he West India commerce.