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herefore received with impatience. But Samuel Adams suppressed all murmurs. I am fully of the Farmer's sentiments, said he; violence and submission would at this time be equally fatal; but he exerted himself the more to promote the immediate suspension of commerce. The legislature of Massachusetts, on the last Wednesday of May, organised the government for the year by the usual election of councillors; of these, the governor negatived the unparalleled number of thirteen, among them James Bowdoin, Samuel Dex Chap. II.} 1774. May. ter, William Phillips, and John Adams, than whom the province could not show purer or abler men. The desire of the assembly that he would appoint a fast was refused; for, said he to Dartmouth, the request was only to give an opportunity for sedition to flow from the pulpit. On Saturday, the twentyeighth, Samuel Adams was on the point of proposing a general congress, when the assembly was unexpectedly prorogued, to meet after ten days, at Salem. The
he Americans believe their government will give up the right of taxing, and the mother country that it will be maintained. Franklin sent advice to Massachusetts by no means to begin war without the advice of the continental congress, unless on a sudden emergency; but New England alone, said he, can hold out for ages against this country, and if they are firm and united, in seven years will win the day. By wisdom and courage, the colonies will find friends everywhere; thus he wrote to James Bowdoin of Boston, as if predicting a French alliance. The eyes of all Christendom are now upon us, and our honor as a people is become a matter of the utmost consequence. If we tamely give up our rights in this contest, a century to come will not restore us, in the opinion of the world; we shall be stamped with the character of dastards, poltroons, and fools; and be despised and trampled upon, not by this haughty, insolent nation only, but by all mankind. Present inconveniences are, therefo