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A Dialogue, Containing Some Reflections on the Late "Declaration and Remonstrance" - 2


Posit. Brother,-Aye dad, I had like to have said Brother Scrivner, I hear rare News To-day. ’
Zeal. About what?
Posit. About what!-Our DECLARATION and REMONSTRANCE.
Zeal. Why, does it take well with the Philadelphians?
Posit. Take! Aye Man, by my Faith, three Parts of the City seem to approve of it, if their Minds don’t change with the next Wind that blows.—Why, Brother Zealot, there are Hundreds in Philadelphia tapping their Neighbours on the Shoulder, and saying. It is a prodigious sharp Thing; Yes it is a very smart thing, says the other-Poor Fellows! I didn’t once think the Paxton-Boys had such Provocation and Grievances to provoke them to do as they did, but now I don’t wonder at them.-I assure you our Remonstrance has gain’d us many Proselytes, and many of the Philadelphians to our Party. Aye, aye, and it is my Opinion, that if the Governor and Assembly will not grant all and each of our reasonable Requirements, and redress our many Grievances; I say, ’tis my humble Opinion we, by our excellent little Book, shall have more than half the Country, as well as three Parts of Philadelphia, to back us when we give them the next Visit.
Zeal. Hold! Hold! Hold! Mr. Positive, I’m afraid you count your Chickens before they are hatch’d.

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