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‘ [358] If judges be sent from England, with an able Attorney-
chap. XIX.} 1765. Nov.
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 of Canterbury 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 calls prudence?’1

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, Ogden 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. The voluntary3 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

1 Thomas B. Chandler, 12 Nov. 1765.

2 Sir H. Moore to Conway, 21 Nov.

3 Letter from Gadsden, 16 Dec.

4 Sir J. Wright to Lords of Trade, 9 Nov. 1765.

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