Governors in our day, Bernard, in his speech to the Legislature of Massachusetts, demanded unreasoning submission.
I shall not, says this British Governor, enter into any disquisition of the policy of the Act. I have only to say it is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain.
Like Marshals of our day, the Officers of the Customs are recorded as having made application for a military force to assist them in the execution of their duty.
The elaborate answer of Massachusetts—the work of Samuel Adams, and one of the corner-stones of our history—was pronounced the ravings of a parcel of wild enthusiasts, even as recent proceedings in Boston, resulting in the memorial before you, have been characterized on this floor.
Was I not right in adducing this parallel?
The country was aroused against the execution of this Act. And here Boston took the lead.
The opposition spread and deepened, and one of its natural tendencies was to outbreak and violence.
On one occasion in Boston, it s