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iN Saturday the ith or lait Month, about beven or the Uock in
the Evening near Five Hundred People afTembled togetherin this
Town, and Exhibited the Effigy of a certain Honourable Gen- 2
tleman , and after letting it hang by the Neck for fome Time,
near the Court: Houfe they made a large Bonfire witha Number
? of Tar-Barrels, &c. and committed it to the Flames. The Reafon
afiicned for the People's Diilike to that Gentleman, was, from
being -informed of his having icveral Times expfefied himfelf much in Favour of
the STAM P-DUTY. After-the Efficy was confumecL they went to every
Houfe in Town, and bro't all the Gentlemen to the Bonfire, (and infifted upon their
drinking," LIBERTY,, PROPERTY, and no STAMP-DUTY, and Confufion
to Lord B-Tfc and all his Adherents, giving three Huzzas at the Conclufion of each
Toaft.-- They-continued togetner until i2..of the Clock, and then difperfed;
1 of the fame Month, in the Evening, a great Numjer pf
Jeople" again aflembled, and-produced an Effigy of LIBERTY, which they put
into a Coffin,", and marched in folemn Proceffion with it to the Churchward, .
a Drum in Mourning beating before them, and. the Town Belt, ihutHed, .ringings
.3 Goleiui- Kncjac-ine-iameimei-r-DurDerore incy commiucu inc Douy co inc
Ground they thought it advifeable to feel its Pulfe ; and. when finding fome Re
mains of Life, they returned back to a Bonfire ready prepared, placed the Effigy '
. oicings,'on finding that LIBERTY haJ ftill an Exiftence in the Colonies. Not
the leail Injury was offered to anyPerfonr- , s-' -r.'vcr v"7? '
0n Saturday the i6tlr of this Infti William HousTON,Efqy Diftributor of -STAMPS
for this Province,ame to this Town-, upon which three or four Hun
dred People inimediately'gatnercd'together,"witIrDrums beating and Colours flying :
and ; repaired to' the Hpuleuhe faid 'St a m v-u f f i c e r put up at, and ihruted upon
knowing, 44 Whether he intended to execute'lhis faid Office, or not?"-. He told
them, 4 V He Ihould be ' very . forry to cxeciite any Officedifagrecableto the People
of the Province." But they, not content with fuch a Declaration, carried him into;
- the Court-HouftvhcrcCTfigncll'Refi fatisfadlory to the Whole.
. As foon as the Stamp-Officer had comply'd with theif DeTife, ; they placed him "
- )n an ArmChair, carried him firft roUnd the Court-HoDfe, giving three Huzzas
at every Corner, and; then proceeded with : him rpund one or the Squard of the
Town, and fat him dpwn at the Door oLhi$ Lodgings, formed themfclves in a .. . . ' '
- -lariie Circle round him, and gave him tliree Cheers;: They then efcorted htm into stam?
the Houk, -where was prepared tne oeic ljquors to oe nau, ana rrcatea mm very
; Jiienteclv. In tl; Evening large ojifircw
' the btreets-witnouynaving lidhivi i, m large apiiai ieuers, in nis riac.
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Thvy. had a lagerablenear the Bonfire, well fuinifli'd with fcveral Sorts of
jiquors, -whe.re-'tney uranK in great-rorm; an tne iavounce American, loans,
oivin- tluee'Cheers at .the Conclufion of each.' The whole was conducted with
threat J W)rurUi.anu noi uic ieau unuii uutrcu iu any x eiiun.