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1 These newspaper threats were immediately reenforced by the charge of Judge Mordecai Manuel Noah, of the New York Court of Sessions, to the Grand Jury, to wit: that if, in spite of the above circular disclaimer, the convention should actually attempt to discuss ‘a project embracing a dissolution of our happy form of government’ (which discussion ‘would evidently tend to a disastrous breach of the public peace’), it would be their duty to indict the agitators (Lib. 12: 71). The Court meant to convince ‘any body of men making this city the theatre of their deliberations, that their objects and intentions must be strictly legal, rational, and justifiable.’
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