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Remarks on the Quaker Unmasked - 6

of Q—rs in this Province make a Majority of its inhabitants, nor can it be owing to the Paucity of their avowed Enemies the Pr—ns (for unhappy for it, it swarms with them) but their Constituents, upon probation, seeing the happy Effects of their upright Conduct in every public Trust, executive as well as legislative, have always endeavoured (tho' contrary to their Inclinations) still to keep them possessed of it. And I doubt not but this very railer, when the Anniversary Day of Election comes about, (after an impartial Consideration of their unexceptionable Conduct, and a serious Reflection on the Incapacity of their Enemies) will be the foremost in opposing their removal; for his present Indignation, is only owing to a little Heat of Blood, occasioned by the Miscarriage of a late Project.

"But it hath been proved, by a very circumstantial Oath of a young Man, who hath since very unaccountably disappeared," &c. What a bitter Innuendo is that! But People's knowledge of every Circumstance relative to it, makes the Invective contained in it, recoil with the greater Force upon them. O unhappy Predestination! whom I suppose it was intended to screen and defend.—And believe me my Countrymen, those who would be privy to an Intention

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