If judges be sent from England
, with an able Attorney-
General and Solicitor-General
, to make examples of some very few, this colony will remain quiet.’
Others of his letters pointed plainly to John Morin Scott
, Robert R. Livingston
, and William Livingston
, as suitable victims.
At the same time, some of the churchmen avowed to one another their longing to see the Archbishop
display a little more of the resolution of a Laud or a Sextus Quintus
; ‘for what,’ said they, ‘has the church ever gained by that which the courtesy of England
Yet when Moore
, the new governor, arrived, he could do nothing but give way to the popular impulse.
He dismantled the fort, and suspended his power to execute the Stamp Act.2
When the assembly came together, it confirmed the doings of its committee at the Congress
, and prepared papers analogous to them.
In New Jersey
found himself disavowed by his constituents.
The assembly, by a unanimous vote, accepted his resignation as speaker, and thanked the two faithful delegates who had signed the proceedings of the Congress
Of those proceedings, New Hampshire
, by its assembly, signified its entire approbation.
action of the representatives of Georgia
was esteemed a valid adhesion to the design of the Congress
on the part of the colony.
Its governor was met by ‘the same rebellious spirit4
as prevailed at the North
The delegates of South Carolina
were received by