their votes with freedom, and not being accoun-
table therefor but to their constituents. One
of the members of that house Capt. Timothy
Folgier, having voted in some affair contrary to the
mind of the said Commissioners, was for so doing
dismissed from the office he held under them.

These proceedings of theirs, the difficulty of
access to them on office-business, and a superci-
lious behavior, rendered them disgustful to peo-
ple in general, who in consequence thereof
treated them with neglect. This probably sti-
mulated them to resent it : and to make their
resentment felt, they and their coadjutor, Gover-
nor Bernard, made such representations to his
Majesty's ministers as they thought best calculated
to bring the displeasure of the nation upon the
town and province : and in order that those re-
presentations might have the more weight, they
are said to have contrived, and executed plans
for exciting disturbances and tumults, which
otherwise would probably never have existed ;
and when excited, to have transmitted to the
ministry the most exaggerated accounts of them.

These particulars of their conduct his Majesty's
Council of this province have fully laid open in
their proceeding in council, and in their address
to General Gage, in July and October 1768 ;
and in their letter to Lord Hillsborough of the
15th of April, 1769. -- Unfortunately for us,
they have been too successful in their said repre-
sentations, which, in conjunction with Governor
Bernard's, have occasioned his Majesty's faithful