ince—a monster bank without checks.
This money scheme was denounced in the handbill as a covering to wickedness, as a virtual approval of the revenue acts, and that it was intended to distract and divide, and so to weaken, the colonies.
It hinted at a corrupt coalition between acting Governor Colden and the powerful James De Lancey, and called upon the Assembly to repudiate the act concocted by this combination.
It closed with a summons of the inhabitants to the Fields the next day, Monday, Dec. 17.
The people were harangued by young John Lamb, an active Son of Liberty, a prosperous merchant, and vigorous writer.
Swayed by his eloquence and logic, the meeting, by unanimous vote, condemned the obnoxious action of the Assembly.
They embodied their sentiments in a communication to the Assembly borne by several leading Sons of Liberty.
In that House, where the leaven of Toryism was then working, the handbill was pronounced an infamous and scandalous libel, and a reward was offered