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usetts and themselves. In the lower counties on Delaware, a little army that stood in the same relation to the people, sprung up from the general enthusiasm. The trust of the ministry was in the central provinces. To divide the colonies they were urged to petition the king separately, in the hope that Chap. XIX.} 1775. Jan. some one of them would offer acceptable terms. Especially crown officers and royalists, practised every art to separate New York from the general union. The city of New York, unlike Boston, was a corporation with a mayor of the king's appointment. There the president of the chartered college taught, that Christians are required to be subject to the higher powers; that an apostle enjoined submission to Nero; that the friends of the American congress were as certainly guilty of an unpardonable crime, as that St. Paul and St. Peter were inspired men. There the Episcopal clergy fomented a distrust of the New England people, as rebellious republicans, hairbrai
rs, they sent sixty-three barrelsof rice and one hundred and twenty-two pounds in specie. On the king's birthday the patriots erected a liberty pole; as if to express the wish still to combine allegiance to the king with their devotion to American liberty. A general rebellion throughout America is coming on suddenly and swiftly, reported their governor. Matters will go to the utmost extremity. Meantime, great deeds had been achieved by the mountaineers of the north. To hold the city of New York, its harbor, and the river Hudson, and by means of the fortresses on the lakes to keep open a free communication with Canada, was the scheme by which it was hoped to insulate and reduce New England. On Saturday, the twenty-ninth of April, Samuel Adams and Hancock, as they passed through Hartford, had secretly met the governor and council of Connecticut, to promote the surprise of Ticonderoga, which had been planned by the Green Mountain Boys. Ethan Allen was encouraged by an express m
show Britain how much we value her proscriptions. For the proscription or Samuel Adams and Hancock had long been known, though it had not yet been proclaimed. No progress could be made in authorizing vigor- Chap XXXVI.} 1775. May. ous measures of defence, until the long deliberations in the committee of the whole had resulted in a compromise. Then, on Thursday, the twenty-fifth, directions were given to the provincial congress in New York to preserve the communication between the city of New York and the country, by fortifying posts at the upper end of the island, near King's Bridge, and on each side of Hudson river, in the Highlands. A post was also to be taken at or near Lake George. On that same day, while Howe, Clinton and Burgoyne were entering Boston harbor, Duane, a delegate from New York, moved in the committee of the whole, the opening of a negotiation in order to accommodate the unhappy disputes subsisting between Great Britain and the colonies, and that this be ma