Royal Instructions to the Governors of the Colonies Forbidding Alteration in Representation, 24 July 1767
- Instructions to all governors of British colonies in the New World:
- Many laws have been passed in various colonies where districts have been authorized to send representatives to the local assemblies.
- The King requires that the proportions & numbers of representatives in these colonies not be allowed to change by acts of law in the colonies.
- Nothing is to be changed about representation without specific royal consent.