If you, or Colonel Dalrymple under you, have the power to remove one regiment…
If you, or Colonel Dalrymple under you, have the power to remove one regiment you have the power to remove both. It is at your peril if you refuse. The meeting is composed of three thousand people. They have become impatient. A thousand men are already arrived from the neighborhood, and the whole country is in motion. Night is approaching. An immediate answer is expected. Both regiments or none!
Context: Address to Acting Governor Thomas Hutchinson, the day after the Boston Massacre
Tags: Colonel Dalrymple, answer, impatient, peril, power, regiment