prevented, Jvd there been no backwardnefs Ihewnjn opening the duqrs, aju)
an anfwer as readily given as was expected, to the quelVion, .whether ttit.n- V.u
any ftampt papers in the ' houfe Upon the doors being af length opei;edi :i
jiu Audi papers iuuiiu, uic cai i, vmu j.v a cuiiicnib, piuvccucu vu .int vjiccny i u
of-the brick- barrack wcreXthe-eflagic an iu; it
lviicnaers. cnurcn. rang mumeu. an aay anu, aunng cne procemon,' ineie wa
a moil folemn" knell tor the burial of axco'nn, on which was inicnbl,
" AMERICAN LIBERTY.' No outrages whatever were committed during
thewhole proceflTionj except the trifling damage done to Mr.Saxbj'snoukv-
before: But after the proceftion and funeral, diligent lcarcfi-w:is made after
another gentleman, upon . a report prevailing inthe evening that he was ap- v
pointed Distributor of the Stamps, and not. Mr. SaXby, in order to be
informed, " whether he intended to execute the Adt-," This gentleman not
beinir found that niaht, hadilike to have broducedVome commotion ;: but the
next day (being: Sunday) afolemn declaration, fiRnedy him, was (tuck up at
-the Exchange, importing, ".that, he neither had received a. commifllon, -knew V
of.his apbintment,6rtliat tHcTftampc papers "were configned to luTTTi' ITlclT
in fome.meallre appeafed the people: J": . V'. r .
Monday, Oft. 2 1 ft, his HonourlLieut. Governor BULL iflupd a Proclamation "
offering of 50I. fterling, for apprehending any or;eyery of the peifpns concerned
in the abovementioned riot. 1 UuERyrbuPDOie the whoie iooo had been ciz a
upon and delivered up, where would his honour have found Money tb have paid
J Krom rhi time everv thine? remained nerfecl:lY auietexceot that writfrn nrfvrr-
1 --TV" --"r-.-"T . -o""-" " I 1 . 1 - -
. tifements were daily (tuck up in public places, declarative of, or exhortative'to,""""
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firmncis, ,in4upport 01 naturaLnghts, and oppoiition to . oppreiiive' and uncon-ftitutional-burthens
5 the ftampt papers being then fuppofed to' be lodged in For v
Johnfon. ' . : "
Wednefday Oft. 23d. His Majifty's Ketch the Speed well,cQmmanded by
Captai n FaniHawe, came . dow n from I I obca w, i m medi atclylprbceeded to For t
Johnfon .and anchored clofe thereto ,: the garrifon of which had been augmented,
&c. 'The fame everting it was reported, that the ftampt papers had beea brought
tip to town unobferv'd, and lodged in the hpufe of a gentleman at Anfon borough ; .
upon which a number of people went thither to be-fatisfied of the truth of the-
itrreport but finding none, theyreturncd quietly, without offerings the lead infult
to any Ipcrfon whatever. : r:r . : 4 1
Ihurfday Oct. 24th, by order or his Honour the Lieut. Governor, an adver
, tifemcnt was ftuck up at the, Watch-Houfef. figned by; the Glerk of the Council,
giving notice, that the ftampsTatcly arrived, were lodged in Fort Johnfon, till '
it lhould bcneceiTary for his Majcfty's fervicc to remove them from thence "
which had this good effecV that jt prevented troublefome vifits and enquiries to
other gentlemen, who might, have been fufpefted of receiving the (lamps into their
charge; - - .. .v ; . . '
Friday evening, Oft. 25th, arrived the. Carolina Packet, Capt. Dobfon, from
London ; upon which there Iwas fome little appearance of a tumult, but it fdb
fided as foon as it was known that no (lamp officer was on board, and that Mr.
Saxby' had taken his paffagei; and was on board the Heart-of.Oak, Capt. Gunn.
. ' - 'V, Saturday