My Dearest Friend
What ever the Majority of the House of Representatives may think of their conduct, and motives, the people, the Sovereign people will support their constitution and no stab has ever been more fatal to the Enemies of our Government than what they will now receive from the voice which cries of from all New England. Our Faith shall be preserved. We will fullfill our engagements, we will not submit to an usurped authority, and it must reach every state in the union. The Jacobins thought there Authority of sufficient weight to counteract the merchants who were signing a petition to Congress. They insisted upon a Town meeting. They accordingly met at Funel Hall. They were two numerous and adjournd to the old south. Tis said more than two thousand persons were collected. Jarvis made a motion that the President should be petitiond to deliver the papers. This was almost unanimously rejected. Jarvis, Austin were the Speakers on one side Dr. Warren, Coffin, Jones and Otis on the other. The Speah of the latter is much applauded, and is said to have been so pathetic as to draw tears from the Audience. Dr. Jarvis observed that personally this Subject concernd him very little as he found himself hastning to the World of spirits. Mr. Otis retorted upon him, that when he arrived there he hoped he would be satisfied with the Government, of it
The Throt Distemper rages again in Boston. Poor Genll. Knox has lost two of his youngest children in one day with it, two more lye sick. I went Yesterday and spent the day with Mrs. Cabot, and sweet communion we had, tho neither she or I relishd the Idea of next March. But this matter must come speedily to a close.
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