Wisdom, Firmness and Unanimity

Portrait of General Thomas Gage, c. 1768, by John Singleton Copley, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.
Portrait of General Thomas Gage, c. 1768, by John Singleton Copley, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.

Your lordship will doubtless receive many accounts of the situation of this continent. This province is without courts of justice or legislature — the whole country in a ferment — many parts of it, I may say, actually in arms, and ready to unite. Letters from other provinces tell us, they are violent every where, and that no decency is observed in any place but New York. Great Britain had never more occasion for wisdom, firmness and unanimity.

Letter from Hon. Governor Gage to the Earl of Dartmouth, dated Boston, November 2, 1774.

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