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Governour' s Answer


To which his Excellency was pleased to reply in the words following, viz:

GENTLEMEN: I heartily thank you for this Address. Your sentiments concerning the present alarming transactions; your expressions of zealous attachment to the interests of Great Britain and her Colonies; your promises to exert your utmost influence to restore harmony between them and to preserve peace, good order, and a dutiful submission to the laws, are such as evince your loyalty to the most gracious of Sovereigns, and your regard for the true welfare of the people. Their constitutional rights will ever be found best supported by a strict obedience to the laws and authority of Government. Whenever that barrier is broken down, anarchy and confusion, with all their attendant evils, will most assuredly enter and destroy all the blessings of civil society.