Foreign News: Housecleaning

The House of Lords at last decided to face facts and repeal the "Act to enlarge the Trade to Russia." The gesture was not calculated to irritate Joe Stalin. The act was merely one of 766 dusty items in Britain's parliamentary attic too old to include in a new edition of revised statutes. It was passed in 1699 to loosen the monopoly of members of the old "Muscovy Company." Other heirlooms lost in the tidying:

¶ "An acte for pavying of the High Waye betwene the Stronde Crosse and Charyng Crosse," a measure of Henry VIII.

¶ An act of the same...

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