11 August, 1767. are needed to ensure tranquillity.
Never was a community more distressed or
Oct. divided by fear and hope, than that of Boston.
There the American Board of the Commissioners of the Customs was to be established; and to that town the continent was looking for an example.
Rash words were spoken,
Bernard to Shelburne, 21 Sept. 1767. rash counsels conceived.
Chap. XXX.} 1767. Oct. Commissioners, said the more hasty, must not be allowed to land.—Paxton must, like Oliver, be taken to Liberty Tree or the gallows, and obliged to resign.—Should we be told to perceive our inability to oppose the mother country, cried the youthful Quincy, we boldly answer, that in defence of our civil and religious rights, with the God of armies on our side, we fear not the hour of trial; though the host of our enemies should cover the field like locusts, yet the sword of the Lord and Gideon shall prevail.
Boston Gazette of 5 Oct. 1767, 653, 1, 2, Hyperion, by Josiah Quincy.