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The Massachusetts spy, or, Thomas's Boston journal. [volume] (Boston [Mass.]) 1772-1775, October 20, 1774, Image 2

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Ifn» y obfe-ved, -.><l ths of awi'ftn, a* well
a, pdicica* Cavery abolllhcd ! •
On the o-her hand, it « not O»!y tr ufn the e.n
f.tutiM. to attempt to deprive any h« Bntith lubjeds oi
tneir natural ri-at to a flute in the legfature, but it is
emuliy d-roptwy and injurious to the authority ol the
now ।, braufe a KngM ha.' no legal ambtrity to
eovvn. bv iny other n.oJe thaa that limited government
the EM amjlWxn, which he is t.vom to main
tin; for fuels is the frailty of hum’n nature, that no
mm, or body of men whatever, is to be sun ned with the
a irfou.ttatioii of government, unleL they arc that lifted
h law, and by a due reprefenution of the people at large,
t.bjea to a frequent appeal, by elett.on, to the whole body
ofcondituenta: For it ij a maxim ‘ that he who is allow-
power, * by law, than is fit (or equitable) the
lame will ft.il deGre more powei than is already •
S. that ro cower on earth is tolci able without a juftfiwiM
row ; and mw, .whkb ought to be supreme, cannot fubftft,
where wi/f and pleafere are ahfolute, whither it be the will
of «»*, of a A w, or ut many. ,
A King, therefore, who pre fumes to ad without the con
llitution.il iimitutiuu, dcilroys the foundation 01 his tun au
tUrity; for the hi*! lefpedaUe and moll ancient wmers
on the Euglifli conttitutiun allures us that ‘ there is ns Kang
where rules, (or \tahfdute) ‘ and not Ihe
lame d/trine is itprefled Hill mole clearly in tjie old year
book', ‘ that, if U.-re wasne luw, there would be no Kang,
• and no inheritance.’ •
For these plain rcafons, whenever the EngLih govern
ment ceases to be iimiicd, in any part oi the Britilh coni*
liions, it ceases to be lawful !
And thercrbie the fatal cunfcquences ot proceeding to en
force the execution of any ads, or resolutions for the efta
b! fhiug such un'imited and unlawful goveinmen;, is more
ealily cmceived than exprciLd; became* the condition of
♦ til lub efts would be alike, whether under afolute or
« /fonfeif government, if it were no Jawful io maintain and
* preserve those limitations, since will and pleafure, and
‘ not hw, would be, alike in both, the m/ajurt of Mh
• rn.G fur cd have liberties and privileges, unlcfr they may
« he defended, and to have none at all, is the fame thing
‘ as to be governed by mere will and pltafurd (L rd .wm>
‘ mers, p. it h « mifcril übi j" est v, B u,n
• aut incutum.’ * That Hate ol (Every in wnich laws are
. i. '"'“ W^ KANVILLt SHARP.
Otn Jtwxv, LoNDaN,
June 15, 1774*
From the PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL, Off. 5.
To THE KING.
« Hear mb ! for I will /peak." SiiKKTtrta.*.
SIR! .. . «
WHEN the d'gnity and refpcfl, which Royalty
euglt to command, aie forfeited by the Prince,
either in a supine inaiteiuion to a just dilcharge of the
towers vetted in him, or by a willful male-adminittration
of that authority, the Prince then Bands a cu’piit before
the awful tribunal of the public : For as the Sovereign of
the Britilh empire is, in faft, elefted by the people, he in
dubitably holds his power under their fufliage, and as luch,
the (.ibj.ft is as much at liberty to arraign his conduft, as
be is to approve it.—Sappy would it be for your Majetty,
were 1 your only accuser '—But Mus ! I am but one of
many millicnt ot your loyal fiibjeft* in Europe ani America,
who impeach you of an undue,—l wish I could not call it
an unfaithful execution of that duty wh.ch you are, by all
tie lies of nature, juflice, and lellgion, bound to difeharge
with fidelity — When youi illnftiious prodeceflbr, your ever
ibe lamente. Rojal Grand Fatkcr, refined an earthly
(centre, to enjoy an heavenly refnlcoct, your Majefly acceue .
to the Throne of your realm* in the midst of triumphs,—
encircled with glory,—and rivctteJ in the hearts ot *“*t
fuftietL •— vou dwn took a fokmu oath, and called
Heaven to witiw>» it, that you would reign the Guardian
of your people, and fee ire them in the.r just rights, privi
leges and religion, as obtained under the bldfed rtfoi mation.
—MUlnefs and juflice were then yout Gaining charaftenf
ti s; but alas ! how ait thou fallen ! How halthou apof
tatoed !— 1 .tteodof being hailed the happy Guardian of
y ur People, you are become their Tyrant and OppreiTm .
Ltilead of being (Filed the darling, and well-beloved of hun
dreds of thousands of your fubjefts, who are bscom? the
hated objeft of millions I—You have violated the moil so
lemn engagement with God and your Subjefts, your Coro
ration Oaih!—That sacred depofite your people had for
the trail reputed in you !—Arid from the late diabohcal
Aft, the government or Canada, which has re
ceived your concurtencc, one would imagine you had im
b s*d the doHrint of Infallwdttiet, Purgatoriet, Built,
AAratient, &e — And that you are-beginnmg to
introduce the religious, as well as political, principles ot the
wkked fuperutt ndant of foue puerile years. Time bat
been when this language would have been an insult to ro); alty
but the time now it when the. Subj ft is degraded in
prostituting mure refpeftful language to tub King or
Gkbat-Cbitaik ; I lh»uld, therciae, unawed, proceed
to a detail of the cruel measures which have been profettrted
S ’alntt your Subjefts, under your connivance, and the wick
eliy uncooftitutional Law., which have been authorized
under yoor Royaljanfiion, but this would be a volluminous
work, and be but recapitulating what, though it hath not
imordfed youi callous heart, has attoniihed the whole world !
—ls, howr IC , Sir, your ambition is capable of being touch
ed bj a fenfc of your having had it in your power to be the
Inppleft Monarch on the lace of the globe, give mefeave to
point out, by wsy of memento, to you, some particulrr cates,
wliciein you feern t® have been unfortunately regard lets ot
this material eonfi ie-atlnn—Your connivance at, or f™* er
v<.ur a W n bation of a blurry maffacreof your own SuifaCtt,
tor bravelv and Ironeftiy afierting their privileges as Engiith
snen and *rcemen ! The Reptcfentauves of your people in
Parliame u corrupted and awed, undery tir .cunemanre. by
a venal admin ftadon ! A left of Pentioners, of your own
creation, fopported at the expence and poverty of one half of
s-our Subj' fts, tu ruin the other half!—Several d tferent
eleftior of a Member for Parliament set aside for no other
sesfon, *■ it the people have ever been informed ot, than be
tauje be bad a majority of ten to one f—A Stamp-Aft in
]*e|arid, whe-e the inhabitants had long before been bur
♦Sen:d with oppieflions far Keyond their ability to bear !
Your appointment of men, the moll obnoxious to your loyal
every where, and at all times, to offices in govern
pArticuLirly in AnupricHy to the eftabhfh iient ol
odious Aft*, foineof which, your Ministers, bluttiinily, con
epfcended to induce you to rtpeJ /—The iniroduftson of the
Aft for altering the government of Canada, repfete with the
mott diiefol muciuets tu your Protclant Subjefts through
out your realms—openly countenancing Popilh Conspiracies,
a manife’t direliftion of rite P.-o,eilant Faith, in lisp-
po t of which our forefather mL. n b.e a Rand, and
thoufmds of whom, Maityrs, feded with the teftiatony of
their prcc ous biood !—1 he&, S.r, and numbcrkfs other
hidrous calimines, have generally been atti.buted tn your
Mirfters; but l am bUd to fay, they b-come chargeable
on you, as refyorfibie for thecund. fl of th fe nxa whom
yov, rovisur, nominate to uftwe.—-Were Ito at
tempt to account tor you; Majmh’a conduA, I co it
t hvnea'h,» i«l atuibete it to a dibrdei by the faculty, cal ed
a Cat alt; Hi in wh.ch the pitient is vei las [c*fe, andcon
tinues ki ana in the tame poflure in which the rualady seized
him, until it triminate*.——To be plainer with your
Maie<h—the greater part of the world, putkularly yi>ui own
Subtefh ©moborete this opinion, and iave always attn-
Autrd w»y mifeaniage in the fia e to the weakness oi your
Merftarromg 5 and it is fied by the wife King
'on, woo 4ays» “ A 1 timt tali Lt an
rujr/'.'*—v • uO. ,■ 11
t m c.'.uCHy vcsuicJ »w your v.liv.c vi ..car
y.J t, uiileM. .vliat lia- Lc-n ch-iged Co tf«ewea» .4 ;C-r
h< ad, uiay, wil< mure trulli, be ituputcd to the w;Jte4;.,.s
of your heart.—-If, Sir, you excel I, by acuntiaued exite.lit
of the opprcluuns complained of, to perplex °^ s councils
and diftuib our unsHinuty, you arc muJi millaktm —* ho
Colonies, from end to uni, ait under the guveriu3C.it ot 4
Fl a mness, which all the inat/maiion, o. a bunupt Ad
ministration will ne-ver be able to (hake-—1 he ciioU .. ol a
Gage, though armed with tyiant authority, will be impo
tent againd the virtuous and pcilevering zeal of men (bug
gling tor their religious tights and libcitic*—-men incapable
of feeling deiettion of inind- from threats,—-Simulated irortr
motives of liberty, jufricc, and conlcience, and w ho owe no
fear but to their Goo-Look forwaid, then, Sir, to tiic
fal cAtadrophe which the unwarrantable and unnatural
mealures now pursuing here, under your fan&on, threaten
—-Should the people ot tha MaliachufetU government, now
meekly fullering under the torturing hand ol venal power,
be further provoked, and ’tis fuggeited they will, force must
repel fotce •—Your Majesty’s conception will save me the
f ain of being particular here.—-More regiments will be
wanting, and where are they to come fiom ’—Pei haps f» m
Germany,—sr perhaps, if they can be spared,fpared, from England
I—or Ireland, and how readily the people of thole dtftrened
kingdoms will agree to pay troops for the purpole pt matu
c.eing their friends and kindred in the Colonies, I leave your
Majeliy to judge !—I am laved the trouble hum well kpo w “
ing the frindplet of your preceptor, ot blulhing fur his rc~
mifntjt in your education ; but I fiuceiely lament your
Majelty’s misfortune, in difeovering b great an ignorance
of the hiltories of your own nations, as well -a*
France, Spain, Germany, and other countlies ; an intimacy
with which, mult have made you sensible ot the foul cor*
ruption and evils which have been produced in the world
by an over-bearing Administration of Monarchy 1—•“ lix
breath of a tyrant bhfts and poisons every thing, changes
bleflings and plenty into curses and misery, great ciueemto
gloomy fulitudvs, and their rich citizen* into beggars and
vagabonds.” Elfefti similarly difrn il now threaten your
dominions every where ; your fun of glory is t.rft fcrfrng ;
your kingdoms at home depopulating ; arts and manufac
tures, the support of dates, rapidly decaying; and four mil
lions of your American Subjects, whole prosperity and opu
lence would have been the pride and glory of a wife and
good Sovereign, determine rather to yield their lives, than
make a fucritice of their Liberty at the ihrine of Deipotilm.
—Good God I Sir, awake from your lethargy, an 1 recede
from the meafurcs you have taken I—Do not believe that
your brave and free-born American Subjefts pofii lr the
fame poltroon principles of those base-minded wretches,
those abjeft tools, who buy your (miles at the price of truth
and their consciences.—They acknowledge you as their
rightful Sovereign, and as luch ever did, and now do profefs,
tor your sacred perlon, « decent and loyal übedienct as
Subjects, but they dare tell you, they will never be
come your Slave a.—The sword, great Sire, is a dreadful
umpire I And much as the unhappy differences, which
have fatally interrupted the peace and interest of Great-
Britain and her Colonies, have been heightened by the
wicked scheme, of yeur MiniAers, and too easy
concurrence in them ; it is not yet too late to recur to a
milder mode of determining the controversy.—Hear with
your own eart, and behold with your own eya, foe humble
and dutiful representations of your petitioning Subjects, let
tneir complaints come before you, and difeufs them impar
tially ; but, previous thereto, reverse the severe decrees
against them, which you too ra/hly confirmed; for even an
atrocious criminal is nut tried until he is looted from his
bond,.—Your Maj.-sty will then be sensible how hardly and
unjustly they have been treated ; and remember !
though Subjefts have made conccfTions to Kings,
have alfu made concefliotys to their Suljefts-—You/
throughout tliefe extensive Colonies, are ready to wizich
forth the hand of amity, and to convince you, thactti?ey_
art, upon al! O'-xafioru, willing to render up their live* and
fortunes in your just ferv.ee.—.’Tiv ynur'a, Sir, to maintain
and support,- equitably, the prerogative of your Crown :—
*'ris your Subject, to oppose every encnacbment of that
authority, to prevent thre fmalfeft violation of their civil
and re’igious Liberties, and to endeavour to be .always before
hand with the Pope, the Devil, and all their Etniffaria,
which, to avert the miichiefi. of furious, unpitying and def
truftive Tyranny, it is beyond all doubt, they will incef
lantiy and vigoruuily flrive to efieft. SCIPIO.
From tie Penkavevama Journal.
To LORD NORTH.
YO U have been thought qualified, from the depth
of jour political genius, and the zealoua rancour of
your difpolition towards America, to furnilh expedients for
reducing a brave, free, and loyal people, to the humiliating
fituatiun of suing for remiflion of their political tranfgrefllona
at the ieet of parliament.
If you have the j€llice to proportion the punishment to
the offence, this of the Americans jLuft, in your idea, tee of
no final! magnitude, to lenience them to so bate and igno
minious a lubmiflion.
Bur, my lord, in a case of great confcqri-nce as this, in
which two millions and .1 h. If of people ate concerned, one
would think your humanity, foj,afoig you totally void 01
jufrice, would influence you to procme competent proof ot
the imputed crime.—Prove the fail to this amount, and
I am ready to submit to the judgment you have pronounc
ed, although it is of a nature rather suited to the tyranny of
the'Eaft.
Under your aufoices, (hips of war and an army have been
sent to Button, to put in fore* certain aftsofthe Bnrfh par
liament, deftruftive of the trade of that town, the freedom
of the province, and eventually of all America.
For my own part, 1 am willing to rest the liberties of
my country on the ilfiie of this business, and I make no
doubt all America will readily fubferibe to myopinicn.—
The cause ofthe town of Botton is looked upon every where
in America, as a common cause, witness the referfves at the
fcveral colonies, and the generous donations sent thicker, to
relieve the diftrefles of the poor.
Are you not convinced you have been m'fled by falfe re
preprelentarions of. interetted men, ’ y°ur judgment of
that numerous, brave, and injured people ? If vou deny the
faft, I will only mention in support of it, the. impotent
handful of troops, you have sent againtt them, and the inet.
ficacy of >r laws, in refpeft to the internal government of
that ptovn.
Permit me i ss«n you, that in Massachusetts-Fay on
ly there are at sc,ocg men fit for aftion, eo,ooc mi
litia in New-Han . lure, and 40,000 in Connefticut, which,
with the numb .hode-lfland can fumlfh, will make at
least I qcMXX> n ready to appear at five days nocke—
But these art r 11—I leave you to calculate the addl-
ti nal forces w» may be fiipplred by the fix.there colonies.
The town of tn, garrisoned by the tn.ops now there,
and going to ' - wy hold out a siege till the winter, from
the present M > strength of the place ; but it is in that
feafoa acceffib 1 every part over the ice, which forms a
bridge flrong cn. gh to be*' any number of men—When
this happens, wh. i will not be atchieved by a people deter
mined to die or be free !
You may remember Cromwell’s rema»k in the army of
the parliament compared with that of the King—fays be,
«• wc (halt ever be beaten by tlie royal army ’till we make a
reform in our own. Our troops are composed chiefly of
taplfers and fervingmen ; the king’s of gentlemen and gen
tlemen’s sons, and the better fort ot people. - We
must get farmer’s sons, and reputable people to serve un
der u*, before we can pretend tu vie, with our adverfarie*.”
—His advice sas followed ar.d they conquered. ■
The troops of the colonies, in calc you (hould protccvte
your design igainft their liberties, will be competed alto
gether of the refpeftable elate of yromtnry, who will fight
upon principle, and maintain their point to the lift, fur I
will venture » affirm, there is not, according to theirtank,
a more intelligent fpiritid"people to be found in the world.
il.ut '.aS luir.l '.<l y 11 .Vm? J the .1 •!. .
ulaXu.i wL 1. c.e t 0,«... b-t «• ,1 : l.fi'*ro.v t.mi.ir
e.es Is Cri'.j., and ivc* a u.i.f ■ -'* ”f n " ratU’v
aui cen.ichfy ul the law aCi ut par.i.mem rvgvU. r o th*
i..i r.r >1 ~olci nnieut J that proviiw.
Yuu wo JU have it ti.oi.glr. tube th: wish f the Cani
diaasio b: un'der arhitruy power, .utner than en vj the in
vdnabie bleflings of litKt.y. And mi ym>» m- Lu-d,
think it fght even upon drk principle, diouji I am n
f.om admitting the truth of it, to take advantage of ti r ig
nonnce or foil) of . a deiud d pc -pie, to depr ve them L . a
folemi. nft of the Biitiih ParHunrr.: ot the unai.et.*!»k
rights of nacuie ?— Is it thus you mike a pander J pailw
meat to procuie you aibi-'.-uy power ?—ls it thus ym> t.K'i
fee the honour and jufticcof.that nee n vc ed body c! men,
to as base and vile purposes as ever dKgrared the bu nan
heart. But let us no', lose fighr of our main design,
which was, ta enquire into the motives ami views upon
wh.ch this aft was founded.
You have instead of a bare tolaration rs the Roman Ca
tholic religion, made it the eflabidhrd rebgion 1 L nada,
though it is the most sanguinary ofanyamoi glCrr/-
lians, and one of its cardinal tenets, abt ilunon, is totally
inconfi.tent with all civil government.—You have ni t only
done this, but.contrary to every maxim of found policy you
have also under the fandion of parliament, introduced the
French laws. Confider, my Lord, this pre&nt gene r atit>n
in Canada arc the very people who lived under the French
government and iaws.—Nothing but a better govern.men*,
arid more beneficial laws, can pofiibiy alter the habit*, pas
sions, and maxims of the Canadians, in favour of (rrcat-
Britain, and secure their attachment and fidelity to her.—
Buttheir religion and polity being the fame they were be
fore, and rheir habit', padions, and maxima, < f courle
continuing the fame, what degree of attachment or afieftion
can beexpefted from such a people, whole whole fouls are
devoted to ths service of the Grand Monaiqu?.
YotAave declared, in the Houle of commons, it is your
intention to form a chain of forts in the new province of
Quebec, along the rear of the cld Britilh colonies, and gar
riton tr.em with Canadians, to keep the old colonies in or
der——My Lord, your plan is weak and preposterous.
Strengthen the hands of the Canadians, and you will do
France an eflential service ; .for it requites no great fpiiit of
prophecy to foretei they win turn their* aims against you,
and put themselves again under the d< minion of that country
to which they are so remarkably attached.—What will then
be the confcquences of your ill-concerted (chemes against
the liberty and happiness of thisinfulted country ? The cer
tain loss to Britain, of Canada, and, if not of all the other
Colonies, such an interuption of her trade with then , as
will bring the deepest distress upon the finances of the kmg
dm.—- The trade to this country is one of the chief props of
that important of taxes, the well being of which, is
so eflential to the fecuritvofGreai-Ihitain. All the wifdem
and resource of the abb. ’ tlatefmen have not been equal to
the tafle of leflening, in any coi.fideiable degree the enor
mous debt of the nation—Their utmolf efforts are now re
quisite, to flop the progreft of this political cancer, and
therefore every salutary ingredient in the medicine applied
to this p.irpofe, ought to be highly prized. j
But suppose, my Lord, which is far worse than I have
mentioned, the rigour and injustice of your meafute should
operate with such effeft, as to depriveGrcat-Britain of these
Colonies for ever. This is not improbable, (hould you cua
tinue to pursue your purpufe, if an opinion may be firmed
fmm theprefent temper and spirit of America. Jn this cale
it is easy to forefee the event.—Britain mull fink undlr the
misfortune, and your name, like that of Eroftratus, will be
handed down to posterity for the eminent ruifehief you have
done in the world.—Alike in infamy, humanity would not
if in the resemblance of punrfhment, the mild laws
. oPyhu country should, for once, be infiinged.
LIC] CAIUS.
-11.- ■. .i-as -
U E B E C, September Jj, 1774.
Latt Sunday afternoon, arrived in the Baton before this
City the *thip Canadi-m. Capt. Abbott, in do days from
Cowes, having on board his Excellency Maj. Gen. Carle
ton, Captain General and Commander in Chief of the pro
vince of Quebec, Lady Maria Carleton, with her two Chil
dren, and Lord Viscount Pitt, Son of the Earl of Chatham ;
they landed on the beach about 6 o’clock, under a difeharge
of cannon, where they were received by the Lieut. G
overnor, the Citizens, and a numerous concouile of people,
who expreltod tlieir joy on the occafron,by repeated uhnii
tiona oflong live the King ; the regiment in ganifon under
arms lined the Greets on bo.h sides, from the landing place
to the Cattle of St. Lewis, and in the evening the r ligious
houses and many of the houfts of rhe principal inhabitants
of the Upper Town were handfomly illuminated. His Ex
cellency has since been complimented with addrefles from
the Bithop of the superior of the Seminary, the
superior General of me Jesuits, the superior of the Re
collets, and the Canadian fubiefts in the City.
NEW.YORK, Oftober 13.
This morning Major General Haldimand will eir bark
on board the Countcfs of Darlington tranfpoit, attended
by Major of Brigade Muncriefte, Capt. Gambl., Affiflant
Qiarter-mafter General, Capt. Brehm, Aid du Camp, and
Capt. Hutchinson ; with General Haldimand will also em
bark Colonel Piefcott of the Royal Fuzileers, s company
of Royal Artillery, with a large quantity of ordnance
(lores for Cattle-Wiliian. The companies of the Royal
Regiment of Ireland, t.ndcr the command of Capt. Shee,
and the 47th regiment commanded by Major Caimcrofs,
are embarked on board the Empreis of Russia, and othei
transports for'the port of Bofion.
On board the transports are a gieat number of artificers,
how have engaged ta work upon the barracks preparing
for the accommodation of hi> Majefiy's troops at Bofion.
The following is the order in which his Liberty's troops
are to be quartered at Button, provided the intended bar
racks should not be compleatcd before the winter sets in,
The King’s own Regt. At the itill-houfe, atNew-Boflon,
The sth Regiment, From Liberty-Tiee to the Neck,
The M»1 Wd(h, and I N Fwt . H ill,
38th Regiment, |
The 43d Regiment, Near the Markat,
The 64th Regiment, To Miu.n at the Cattle,
The Royals of Ireland, T
The loth Regiment, 6 Are on their Arrival to be
The 47th Regiment, C quartered in Town.
The jxd Regiment.
At a meeting of the importers of goods from Great-Bri
tain, to take into consideration the diflatisf dioo that has
already appeared, upon the advance of divers articles, tome
of them the real neeeflaries of life s And bemg determined
as far as in us lies, to preserve the peace of the c ty, we
think it necetTary, in order to remove rhe esufe for any fu
ture murmurings, to make the following declaration.
That we will not, from the apprehension of a non-importa
tion ag eement, put any umeafonable advance upon our
goods ; and when such an agreement (hall have taken place,
we will continue to fell them for a moderate profit, and nu
more.
That we will do our utmott to difeourage all engroflers,
and perfonswho buy up goods with a view of creating an ar
tificial (carcity, thereby to obtain a more plausible pretext
for enhancing the pries.
That if any retailer, or other nerfon, should, by a contrary
conduft, endeiv >ur to defeat these our good intentions, we
will, as one man, decline dealing with him ; and (hall con
fider him or them, as the author or authors of all the distur
bances that (hall be eonfeqKent thereupon.
Signed, by order of a large numbjkof importers met at
the Exchange. HEN R> REMSEN.
We hear that five thousand French regulars, have been
lately lande I at the ifiand of Hispaniola, from Old-France.
Yeflerday morning between 12 and 1 o'clock, a fire
-broke out behind the upper barracks, in a houle that had
fom- time been occupied as a military hospital, which was
confirmed, but by tire aftivity of the people who aflembled,
the flames w«e fupprefled without doing further damage—
We have not heard that any petfon was burnt or hurt.
! mw.: •} f*Lj-.T,S 47th 4;?n..c »:, p.j ~
tee 1 •_ 1 1 L'ik, v. il en.ua.u ci. ivx 1 rv hh>|o.i... u j
Srl lb; •ci), iui j ottm, Tne icina.noc.* i, th, v«u
are miuuucu, wi.j Ue ItiJuneU i,cte f>r th* wi iter.
Pr 1L A i<k t.yMIA, fJctJ.tr r.
Eet aJ efu letter St. 'Jo-.m Cco uu,
,tat,u ttm!ec z, 1774. •
“ fi>e lirujjjk in ibeiau'e >Aiib?rty, in the province ,!
Georgia, has t-cen veiy cuinideub.e.
*• At a general Cunvenirou at bavannaK or, the jeth
day oi a nuir.’.>ei of Fpintea rciulutiurs were mtr,.
cd i. '.o an. uiu...nium„ agreed uren, as you may rie.ju..
flihe.' in u>e Georgia Gatec-e. Lot a uufonncu of tqm i.
on j.M.i g on tins propumli,.:, viz. Whether oeputics (.* u 4
so lent io join with tire deputies uftLo other cok>n.c> at J:e
gcn::ai Cungiclt? it vus user -ruled ip the negative: bit
tms negative was obtained by a majority of mtmbeis ut
the gentlemen of brvamiah, who wero nut pnqerly conlk
tuted and hrd no right to vote m the case : the other pa-
imme.ii-tt ly expsefkd tlieir didarisfudtfon, and n<r :e
n leennd attempt, in which the j uriJi of m. John
the k ia-»n ' c.tnc to this further rcioiunoi—.« J hae jf
“ u.e oijj mt) oi tiie otter panfries would join wth tneiu,
“ t) a; tiicy would feud deputies to join the general cupgiei,,.
*• and faithfully and iciigfoully ab.de by, and con for. . to
“ such detnminations and iefo>utioi>s, as should be then:
eniered . from thence r c mr.U-nded.” Their
meeting was on the 30th of Augu l, at which time there
apjeared rcprefentativel from two parishes St. Groin's
and St. David’s to join with the paiUh ot St. John ; and
we since Icain, that the pn::fh of St. Andicw hjve acceded
to the fame rdolutioo) and tHofe pari(Le» went lo far as
even io nominate one deputy, who will (if the other pniih
es agree finally) attend at the general congrcfs.'
“ The panth of St. John have bean rwnarhably unar i
mous and (piriled in this important affair ; have opened a
febfeription tor the relief of the unhsppj fuffcreis at heftonq
and in thb Jingle parish, have already tuhlcribed to the
amount of two hundred barrels of rice, which is to bt fur
warded by the committee of corietponden<:e ; and tkev,
with the other pariflies that join them, expreE the ihong.
ell desire to be united with the othei colonies, in every cuh
liitutknal mealutc, for the removal of public grievances,
andaie willing, in this noble (Iruggle, tu exert tliemlehes
to the utmott, to make every faewice that men, imprened
with the ftrongett lenfe of their rights and liberties, ar.4
warm with the nwft benevolent feelings for then oppreded
btethren, cm make, to fbnd fomly, or fall gloriously in die
comfoon cauie.”— —
A.though we mny have blankets enough to keep us warm
f' r this winter, jrt, in all probability, we may want next,
a non-importation fhouid take place, and we be diauied
of what few there ate in this place ; therefore, the veneers
of Plankett are desired to be cautious to whom they fell, as
the order for that article is renewed to a gentleman in this
city, from General Gage, for the ufeof the foldicrj, who
are at the (iege of Bolton.
• We are informed from good authority that the King font
amelitge to the Bifliop of London the day after he itfufed
to vote for the Popifh Quebec Bill, d'ifefiarging him flora
ail future services at the Pi iv .-Council.
Ext rail of a letter from a gentleman in E-if.tl to tit
friend tn tbit city, datid July 10, 1774.
** Sutroundcd as I am by a thousand various bufineflli,
ft ll 1 canrtot refill the Wrong inclination 1 Eel to tell you that
lam alive and well once more in Old England; formerly I
loved the country and people, but now both appear odious
to me; their corsduft towards the Americans is horrid, cru
el and detelhble ; they call you all thieves, pirates and re
bels, for which in return I make no Icruple to call them
knaves, fcoundtels, and spiritless Javct. Every day am I
in the moil furious quanels in vinuication of Amer ca, that
ever you saw—l wilh to God that you had a few more
f iends in th's city—l (hall, through my zealous attach
ment lose orendanger my <■ leftion ; but no matter; they’
aheadycry, no American— no bill of righu-man. My ac
quaintance (ay I am too warm , but d.> you tell me, my
friend, who that is made up of American flrfh and blood
ran fit calm and computed to hear his native country, with
his alcarctl connexion, calumniated, belied and reprobated.
No, by Heaven and sarth, I (wear! J never will fikndy
put up with such ill ufagc while 1 have breath to (peak, w
hands to fight.
“ I am just returned from London : It is with a degree
of pleafuie, 1 can allure you, many of the great men are
alhamed of what they have done, ferioudy dreading the aL
focration and resentment of the Virginians in particular:
the revenue arifixg from the duties on tobacco is mortgaged
and a flop to tbeir exportationt would make a glorious coniu
fion among their h gh mightinesses.
“ When I left America, I recommended moderation j
but with concern 1 find, tbat conduft will not do—Resent
ment mutt shew itlelf, for our ministers wish themteives
well out of it. Firmneft on the part of the Americans will
infiue them the viftory, now is the erifu, the important
crisis, of your whole lives—you can hfe nit king by « patri
otic ttaad—you may gain every thing.
“ The people of Uiis country are funk in luxury, and
wifli only to get their hands into the purses of Americans to
support them in it—they are totally indifferent about liberty,
and loft to every lente of honour or virtue : open coiruption
is connived at and approved; oppression, black as hell dar
kens the annals of the present time*; and Eritons teem
ha. py in their supine folly and base vajfalage.
“ If once the Americans submit, I fmefee a train of
evils, ready to light upon them : Taxes, impositions and
onpreflions, without moderation or end. Now is the ap
pointed time to tlrugglc like men for your dear inheritance :
and there can be no doubt but Providence, and a new par.
liamenl, will do you ample juftwe. I will weary He tten
with my prayers for yourfuccefs.—My sincere good wilhes
attend you, and all the refi ol" my worthy countrymen in
Philadelphia.”
We are informed by a gentleman from Winchetter in
Virginia, that the inhabitants have entered into aflbeiatiohs
to di (countenance all butchers or other perform who Iball
presume to kill or vffer for Calc a (heep of any fort after the
aothofhft month.
w—wwau 11 v-xsus——»
JOSEPH PEIRCE,
HEREBY informs hi* goud Cull omen and others,
that he has removed to a new Shop, making the
Corner, northotly of the Old-Brick Meeting-House, ind
fronting the Weft End of the State-House, in Boston.
Where he has for Safe,
A very large Aflbrtment of ENGLISH
and other GOODS ; he hopes for a Cuorinuance of their
Favouis, which be will endeavour to merit, by fening
them on the bell Terms. •
On WEDNESDAY next, z6th Instant,
At TE N in the Moming,
Will be fold by PUBLIC VENDUE,
At R US S E LL’s Auftion Room in Qucen-ftreet,
A VARIETY of Hard Ware, belong
ing to rhe Estate of a Gentleman lately dec»afed,
viz. Brass Kettles, Skillets, Warming Pam, Fryiag Pans,
Saws, Cbizels,’Locks, Hinges, Gimtelets, Awl-Blades, Cod
Hooks, Pewter Batons and Perringers, Iron Pots, Diflt-
Ketttles, Baking Pam, Skillets ; also, a Variety of House
Furniture, a Folio Bible, with Humphry’s
adorned with Cuts, Aflbrtment of Ghfli Ware in Boxes, ix.
J. RUSSELL, AuftioMei.
Supposed to be left at some
Houle or Store in tMs Town, through Mistake, by
the Proviience Waggoner, the Week before latt, a HAIR
TRUNK, with a pair of Boots tied on it, diiefted
for Mr. Gidbon R. Buibart, at Boftou. Any Per
son giving Information to the Printer, of the fame, will be
taken very fhou.'d have received
tbe PrLt

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