l our countrymen, and all their posterity, without the utmost agonies of heart, and many tears.
Such were the genuine sentiments of New England, uttered by John Adams, in words which, in part, were promptly laid before the king in council In Maryland, Daniel Dulany, an able lawyer, not surpassed in ability by any of the crown lawyers in the House of Commons, a patriot councillor, inclined to serve the people, discussed the propriety of the Stamp Act, not before America only, but seeking audiStamp Act, and engaged
chap XVII.} 1765. Sept. to indemnify them and save them harmless.
In the same month, Delaware, by the spontaneous act of the representatives of each of its counties; Connecticut, with the calm approval of its assembly; Maryland, trusting in the express language of its charter, and by the earnest patriotism of its inhabitants, obtaining the consent of every branch of its legislature,—successively elected delegates to the general American Congress.
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