consent of every branch of its legislature,—successively elected delegates to the general American Congress.
In Massachusetts, Boston, under the guidance of Samuel Adams, set the example to other towns, and in his words denounced to its representatives the Stamp Act, and its Courts of Admiralty, as contrary to the British constsaid the wary people of Boston; touch not the unclean thing; and
chap. XVII.} 1765. Sept. to make sure of a vigilance which could not be lulled, they elected Samuel Adams to be their representative, in the place made vacant by the death of Thacher.
On the day on which Samuel Adams took his seat, he found the legislature adoptinSamuel Adams took his seat, he found the legislature adopting resolves, that all courts should do business without stamps; on which Bernard, in a fright, prorogued it till nine days before the first of November.
The eye of the whole continent watched with the intensest anxiety the conduct of New-York, the capital of the central province, and Headquarters of the standing forces in Americ