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[3] But the people were fearful, and called upon Phocion, declaring that he was the only man whom they could trust. ‘But if I had been trusted,’ said he, ‘when I gave you counsel, we should not now be deliberating on such matters.’ And when the bill had thus been passed, he was sent off to Antipater, who was encamped in the Cadmeia,1 and was making preparations to march into Attica at once. And this was the first request that Phocion made, namely, that Antipater should remain where he was and make the treaty.

1 The citadel of Thebes.

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