. The concluding section of the Instructions was doubtless influenced by the wording
of the resolves reported to the town meeting on 15 June. Thomas Hutchinson reported
that those resolutions had included one declaring “that whoever had by writing or
any other ways and means promoted or even wished that Troops might be sent here was
a Tyrant in his heart a Traytor and open enemy to his Country” (Hutchinson to Richard
Jackson, 16 June 1768, MHS, Procs.
, 55 :283–284).