Mr. Gordon came and told us News, opened his Budget.—Ethan Allen with 500 green mountain
Boys, were entrenched half Way between St. Johns and Montreal, and had cutt off all
Communication with Carlton, and was kindly treated by the French. A Council of War
had been held, and it was their opinion that it was practicable to take Boston and
Charlestown: but as it would cost many Lives, and expose the Inhabitants of Boston
to destruction it was thought best to postpone it for the present.
Major Rogers came here too this Morning. Said he had a Hand and an Heart: tho he did
not choose by offering himself to expose himself to Destruction.
I walked, a long Time this Morning, backward and forward, in the Statehouse Yard with
Paca, McKean and Johnson. McKean has no Idea of any Right or Authority in Parliament.
Paca contends for an Authority and Right to regulate Trade, &c.
Dyer and Serjeant of Princetown, spent the Evening here. S. says that the Irish Interest
in this City has been the Support of Liberty. Maes [Mease] &c. are leaders in it. The Irish and the Presbyterian Interest coalesce.