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[343] rule for the occasion. The Lieutenant Governor,
Chap. XLIII.} 1770. March
therefore, acquainted the Town's Committee, that the Twenty-Ninth Regiment, which was particularly concerned in the late differences, should without delay be placed at the Castle, and the Fourteenth only be retained in town under efficient restraint.1 Saying this, he adjourned the Council to the afternoon.

The vigorous will of Samuel Adams now burst forth in its majesty. As Faneuil Hall could not hold the throng from the surrounding country, the Town had adjourned to the Old South Meeting House. The street between the State House and that church was filled with people. ‘Make way for the Committee,’ was the shout of the multitude, as Adams came out from the Council Chamber, and baring his head, which was already becoming gray, moved through their ranks, inspiring heroic confidence.

To the people who crowded even the gallery and aisles of the spacious Meeting House, he made his report, and pronounced the answer insufficient. On ordinary occasions he seemed like ordinary men; but in moments of crisis, he rose naturally and unaffectedly into the attitude of highest dignity, and spoke as if the hopes of humanity were dependent on his words. The Town, after deliberation, raised a new and smaller Committee, composed of Samuel Adams, Hancock, Molineux, William Phillips, Warren, Henshaw and Pemberton, to bear their final message. They found the Lieutenant Governor surrounded by the Council

1 Reply of the Lieut. Gov. to the Town of Boston.

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