Friends and countrymen : the critical time is now come, when you are reduced to the necessity of forming a resolution ... whether Pennsylvanians, from henceforward, shall be freemen or slaves. ...
Urging opposition to the Stamp Act. Attributed to John Dickinson and ascribed to the press of Benjamin Franklin and David Hall by Miller. Cf. Ford, P.L. The writings of John Dickinson, 1895, v. I, p. 199-205.