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 pleasure should be known.
It was granted, and in the mean time Cornbury arrived, when all was reversed.
Bayard was released and reinstated.
The democrats were placed under the 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 in a fierce battle for the freedom of the press, i