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affembled at the place where this tragical fcene had been a€led ; their feelings may be better conceived than exprefiied; and while fome were taking care of the dead and wounded, the refi were in conful- ‘tation what to do in thofe dreadful circumflances. But f0 little inti- midated were they, notwithfiand- ing their being within a few yards of the mainguard, and feeing the 29th regiment under arms, and drawn up in King-fireet, that they kept their. Ration, and appeared, as an oflicer of rank exprelTed it,

ready to run upon the very muzzles oftheir mufltets. The Lient. Go- vernor foon came into the Town- houfe, and there met fome of his Majefiyk council, and a number of civil rnagifirates; a eonfiderable body of the people immediately entered _the council-chamber, and exprelfed themfelves to his honour with a freedom and warmth be- coming the occafion. He ufed his ntmofl: endeavours to pacify them, requefiing that they would let the matter fubfide for the night, and promifing to do all in his power that jullice ihould be done, and the law have its courfe; men of in- fluence and weight with the people were not wanting on their part to procure their compliance, by re- prefenting the horrible confequence of a promifcuous and raih engage- ment in the night. The inhabi- tants attended to thefe fuggeilions, and the regiment under arms being ordered , to their barracks, they feparated and returned to their dwellings 5y one o’clock. At three o'clock Captain Prefion was com- mitted to prifon, as were the foldiers who fired, a few hours after him.

' F‘ Tuefday morning prefented a

_ [:13 our fellow-citizens running, like water through King-fireet, and the Merchants Exchange, the princi- pal fpot of the military parade foe about 18 months pail. Our-blood might alfo be tracked up to the‘ head of Long Lane, and through divers other tireets and palliagesnn ' At eleven o’clock the inhabi- tants met at Faneuil-hall, and after fome animated fpeeches they chofe a committee of fifteen respectable gentlemen to wait upon the Lieut. Governor in council, to rcqueli of him to iffne his orders for the im- mediate removal of the trocps. ‘The ll/Ig/jlzge was in t/nyé uwra’; : That it is the unanimous opi- nion ofthis meeting, that the inha- bitants and foldiery can no longer live together in fafety; that no- thing can rationally be ‘expeéled to reliore the peace of the town, and prevent further blood and carnage, but the immediate removal of the troops : and that we therefore moli fervently pray his honour, that his power and influence may be ex- erted for their inflant removal.” Hi; Honour’: Rep/j. Gentlzmen, i I am extremely forry for the unhappy differences between the inhabitants and troops, and efpe- cially for the aélion of the lalt evening, and I have exerted myfelf upon that occafion that a due en- quiry may be made, and that the law may have its courfe. I have in council confulted with the com- manding ofiicers of the two regi- ments who are in the town. They have their orders from the General at New-York. It is not in my power to countermand thofe orders. The council have defired that the two regiments may be removed to

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