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Chapter 14: How Catholic emancipation began. October, 1774. the congress of 1774 contained statesmen of the Chap. XIV.} 1774. Oct. highest order of wisdom. For eloquence Patrick Henry was unrivalled; next to him, the elder Rutledge of South Carolina was the ablest in debate; but if you speak of solid information and sound judgment, said Patrick Henry, Washington is unquestionably the greatest man of them all. While the delegates of the twelve colonies were in session in PhiladPatrick Henry, Washington is unquestionably the greatest man of them all. While the delegates of the twelve colonies were in session in Philadelphia, ninety of the members just elected to the Massachusetts assembly appeared on Wednesday the fifth of October at the court house in Salem. After waiting two days for the governor, they passed judgment on his unconstitutional proclamation against their meeting, and resolving themselves into a provincial congress, they adjourned to Concord. There, on Tuesday the eleventh, about two hundred and sixty members took their seats, and elected John Hancock their president. On the fourteenth the