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been rejected with contempt, Bernard to Shelburne, 8 and 15 of October. the inhabitants of Boston, ever sensitive to the sound of Liberty, Hutchinson to [T. Pownall, probably,] 10 Nov. 1767. assembled on the twenty-eighth of October, in Town Meeting, and voted to forbear the importation and use of a great number of articles of British produce and manufacture. They appointed a committee for obtaining a general subscription to such an agreement, and, to extend the confederacy, ordered then, and warned against giving offence to Great Britain. Bernard to Shelburne, 30 Oct. 1767. Even the twentieth of November passed away in quiet. Nov. Images and placards were exhibited; but they were removed by the friends of the people. A Town Meeting was convened to discountenance riot. Otis, in a long speech, which was said to have been entirely on the side of Government, Bernard to Shelburne, 21 Nov. 1767. Compare also Boston Evening Post of 23 Nov. 1767, and a Card from Otis in Bos
et it be known that both vessels of war were gone to fetch three regiments. Sullen discontent appeared on almost every brow. Bernard to Gage, 16 Sept, 1768. Captain Corner's Diary, Thursday, 8 Sept. On the ninth a Petition was signed for a Town Meeting to consider of the most wise, constitutional, loyal, and salutary measures Words of the Petition to the Selectmen. reference to the expected arrival of Chap. XXXVI.} 1768. Sept. troops. Union was the heart's desire of Boston; union fir to Gage, 16 Sept. and in his fright at an empty barrel placed on the beacon, actually called a meeting of the Council. Bernard to Hillsborough, Letters to the Ministry, 71. On Monday the twelfth, the inhabitants of Boston gathered in a Town Meeting at Faneuil Hall, where the arms belonging to the town, to the number of four hundred muskets, lay in boxes on the floor. After a prayer from the fervid and eloquent Cooper, minister of the Congregation in Brattle Street, and the election of O
771. and Franklin foretold a bloody struggle, in which America's Chap. XLVII.} 1771. July. growing strength and magnitude, B. Franklin to Committee of Correspondence in Massachusetts, 15 May, 1771. would give her the victory. The progress of opinion was marked by the instructions of the House to its Agent, which unreservedly embodied the principle that colonial legislation was free of Parliament and of royal instructions. They were drawn by Samuel Adams, who had long before said in Town Meeting; Independent we are, and independent we will be. I doubt, said Hutchinson, whether there is a greater incendiary than he in the King's dominions. Hutchinson's letter without date, in Hutchinson's Ms. Collections, i. 437. Written between July 29 and August 5, 1771; probably written early in August, 1771. At least his intrepidity could not be Aug. questioned. His language became more explicit as danger drew nearer. In August, Boston saw in its harbor twelve vessels of war, carrying
to the street, he made his report to the people. Out with them, out with them, was the cry; but he dissuaded from violence. On the fifth, Boston in a legal Town Meeting, with Hancock for Moderator, adopted the Philadelphia Resolves, and then sent to invite Thomas and Elisha Hutchinson to resign their appointment; but they and a ship which had made a short passage from London, brought an authentic account that the Boston tea-ships had sailed; the next day, there was once more a legal Town Meeting to entreat the consignees to resign. Upon their repeated refusal, the town passed no vote and uttered no opinion, but immediately broke up. The silence of the its tea-ship was at Chester. It was met four miles below the town, where it came to anchor. On Monday, at an hour's notice, five thousand men collected in a Town Meeting; at their instance, the consignee who came as passenger resigned; and the Captain agreed to take his ship and cargo directly back to London; and to sail the ve