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[311] bitterness with the struggle for suspending the
Chap XLII.} 1769. Oct.
trade with England.

Early in October a vessel, laden with goods shipped by English houses themselves, arrived at Boston. The military officers had been speculating on what would be done, and Dalrymple stood ready1 to protect the factors. But his assistance was not demanded; Hutchinson permitted the merchants to reduce the consignees to submission, and even to compel an English adventurer to re-embark his goods.2 One and another of the Boston recusants yielded; even the two sons of Hutchinson himself by their father's direction, gave up eighteen chests of tea and entered fully into the agreement. Four still held out, and their names, with those of the two sons of Hutchinson, whose sincerity was questioned, stand recorded as infamous on the journals of the town of Boston.3 On the fifteenth another ship arrived; again the troops looked on as bystanders, and witnessed the complete victory of the people.4

A letter from New-York next invited Boston to extend the agreement against importing indefinitely until every Act imposing duties should be repealed; and on the seventeenth, by the great influence of Molineux, Otis, Samuel Adams and William Cooper, this new form was adopted.5

On the eighteenth of October, the town, summoned

1 Dalrymple to Gage, 1 October, 1769.

2 New-York Gazette, No. 1398, 16 Oct. 1769. Dalrymple to Gage,

October, 1769. Votes at the Meeting of the Merchants, 4 Oct. 1769. Boston Gazette, 9 Oct. 1769; 757, 1, 1 and 2, and 3.

3 Hutchinson to Sir Francis Bernard, 19 Oct. 1769.

4 Dalrymple to Gage, 16 October, 1769.

5 Hutchinson to——, 17 Oct. 1769. Dalrymple to Gage, 22 October 1769.

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