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The Plain Dealer, Numb. III - 24

therers, and counted them good friends to this province. That by such conduct as this, they have displeased his Majesty greatly, and injured the character of this province.-----
I therefore conclude that this faction is not to be followed now in their attempts to change the Government, and that from their past conduct we are not to confide in them, as we have abundant reason to conclude, that they are not consulting our happiness, nor the growth of this province, but are prosecuting some scheme to continue their own power, and our misery.-----

AND as the Assembly, and not the Proprietor, have evidently occasioned the troubles, contentions and cruelties under which we have long struggled; as he seems to have adhered uniformly to his Majesty’s Council, and as under his Government we enjoy a charter with more extensive privileges, than we can ever expect to enjoy in any new system, and I think, were we prodigally to part with these privileges, while his Majesty is willing we should enjoy them, we would discover a want of regard to the happiness of our posterity, and to the present welfare and increase of this province.

BUT as the peace and happiness of the province, and his Majesty’s true interest require, that the frontier counties be reduced from slavery, I hope that every man who loves his country, or is affected with the misery and distress of his neighbour will contribute all in his power to recover for those injured peoples their charter privileges and rights as English subjects.



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