The Assembly finally finding the proprietary obstinately persisted in manacling their deputies with instructions inconsistent not only with the privileges of the people, but with the service of the crown, resolv’d to petition the king against them, and appointed me their agent to go over to England, to present and support the petition.
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The child persisted in asking questions despite my obvious desire to be left alone.
We expect the conditions to persist into next year.