Charles Townshend Usurps the lead in Government— Chatham's Administration continued.
October, 1766—January, 1767.
the people of Massachusetts lulled themselves
Chap. XXVII.} 1766. Oct. into the belief that they were restored once more to the secure enjoyment of their rights and liberties.
But their secret enemies, some from a lust of power, and others from an inordinate love of money,
Candidus [Samuel Adams], in Boston Gazette, 9 Sept. 1771. still restlessly combined to obtain an American army and an American tribute, representing them in numerous letters as necessary for the enforcement of the Navigation Acts, and even for the existence of Government.
When the soldiers stationed in New-York had, in the night
Holt's Gazette, 1232; 14 Aug. 1766, and 1233, 21 Aug. 1766.
Dunlap's History of New-York, i. 433; Isaac Q. Leake's Life of John Lamb, 36. of the tenth of August, cut down the flagstaff of the citizens, the General reported the ensuing quarrel as