Hutchinson to his son, then in England, 29 May, 1766. of the ablest friends of the people in the board.
John Adams: Diary in Works, II. 204. He had the legal right to do so; and the Legislature submitted without a murmur.
Samuel Adams to Arthur Lee, 19 April, 1771.
Here the altercation should have terminated.
But on the following day, Bernard—an abject coward,
See the Journal of Captain Conner of the Romney, and the letters of the Romney, and the letters Commodore Hood, &c., &c., Private Diary.
Works, II. 204. fit to express their indignation.
Bernard's speeches fell on the ear of Samuel Adams, as not less infamous and irritating than the worst that ever came from a Stuart to the English Parliament;
Samuel Adams to Arthur Lee, 19 April, 1771. and with sombre joy he called the Province happy in having for its Governor, one who left to the people no option, but between perpetual watchfulness and total
Chap. XXV.} 1766.
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