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at Leisler and his supporters, providing that any person who should in any manner endeavor to disturb the government of the colony should be deemed rebels and traitors unto their majesties, and should incur the pains and penalties of the laws of England for such offence.
Bayard was arrested on a charge of treason, tried, convicted, and received the horrid sentence then imposed by the English law upon traitors—to be hanged, quartered, etc. Bayard applied for a reprieve until his Majesty's pleas lash of the aristocrats, which Bayard and Livingston used without mercy by the hand of the wretched ruler to whom they offered libations of flattery.
The chiefjustice who tried Bayard, and the advocate who opposed him, were compelled to fly to England.
From that time onward there was a continuous conflict by the democracy of New York with the aristocracy as represented by the royal governors and their official parasites.
It fought bravely, and won many victories, the greatest of which was i