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g continued pursuit, favored by a general good will, has brought into my possession papers, or copies of papers, from very many of the distinguished men of the country in every colony. Among those who have rendered me most valuable aid in this respect, I must name in an especial manner the late Mr. Golden of New-York, who intrusted to me all the manuscripts of Lieutenant Governor Golden, covering a period in New-York history of nearly a quarter of a century; the late Mr. Johnson of Stratford, Connecticut, who put into my hands those of hi father, containing excellent contributions alike to English and American history; my friend Dr. Potter, the present Bishop of Pennsylvania, who furnished me numerous papers of equal interest and novelty, illustrating the history of New-York and of the Union; Mr. Force of Washington City, whose success in collecting materials for American History is exceeded only by his honest love of historic truth; Mr. J. F. Eliot of Boston; Mr. William B. Reed, Mr
At Mount Vernon conversation turned at this Chap XXXII} 1768. March time on the dangers that overhung the country. Whenever my country calls upon me, said Washington, I am ready to take my musket on my shoulder. Courage, Americans; American Whig, Nov. Parker's New-York Gazette of 11 April, 1768. cried one of the famed April. New-York Triumvirate of Presbyterian lawyers, William Livingston, Theodore Sedgwick's Life of William Livingston, 145. Rev. Dr. Johnson to W. S. Johnson, Stratford, 22 April, 1768. Within this month the wicked Triumvirate of New-York, S. L. and Sc. [William Smith, William Livingston, and John Morin Scott,] have in Parker's paper, &c. &c. &c. Manuscript letter of Thomas B. Chandler to,——7 April, 1768. The first Whig was written by Livingston, the second by Smith, the third by——,and the fourth by Smith as far as the thundergust, and then Livingston went on in his high prancing style, &c. &c. Unluckily there is no positive mention of the author of Nov.