An Oration delivered March 15th 1775 from the
Coffeehouse by Doctr. Thos Bolton

ye friends to Justice Equity & truth,
ye foes to falshood treason & rebellion
with patience hear me

The flourishes of rhetoric I cannot use.
these will I leave to the Sons of Liberty of this
degenerate age.

I cannot boast the ignorance of Hancock,
the insolence of Adams, the absurdity of
Rowe, the arrogance of Lee, the vicious
life and untimely death of Mollineaux,
the turged Bombast of Warren, the treason
of Quincy, the Hypocrisy of Cooper, nor
the principals of Young, Nor can I with
propriety pass over the characters of
these modern heroes or, to use their own
phrase Indians, without a few Observation
on their Late conduct.

These Sachems, or Indian chiefs, 'tho of
different Titles, all proceeded from one
and the same tribes who being

Originally Inhabitants of a country a
Thousand Leag' to the Eastward, were Trans-
-planted or in the Vulgar phrase Transported
hither, only for asserting, that claim
which is the natural right of every man
to a share of the good things of the world
which good things Fortitude had most un
-justly bestowd upon others in too Large
a proportion — it was a matter
of dispute for some time wither they
were of the Mohawk kind or not,
and this Suspicion I imagin first arose
from a Learned Physiognomist, who
perceiving their os-frontis to be uncom
monly fatt, burst into the following

your sapsculls are neither square oval nor round
a proof that their judgments can never be found
I really believe they are put wrong way on
as they seem to resemble a Cobler’s Lapp-stone.

But notwithstanding the above Assertion
might border on truth, yet severall
of these chiefs denied it by declaiming
themselves to be plain Naragansetts.

who scornd to Scalp any person who would
submit to have his private property destroyd
without Complaining.

With regard to their political principals schemes I
challenge all Hell to match them.
Law, they have none, nor any do they
want.     and could they send to
Salem, or Endor, to procure a witch to
bring Mollineaux from the dead, even
he would condemn them

The first of these cheifs, is Adams,
a Sachem of vast Elocution, but
being Extremely poor, Retails out Syllable
Sentences &c &c to draw in the multitudes
and it can be attested, what proceeds
from the mouth of Adams, is Sufficient
to fill the mouths of Millions in America
but 'tis prophesied, the time is at hand
when the Frothy food will fail them.

But generous John scorns to Let him
starve, far from it; 'tis well known
his purse has been at his Sam's disposeall
ever since he assisted in makeing the

Oration delivered by John on the 5th of
March 74, to a crowded Audience of
Naragansett Indians.

The Second of these cheifs is Hancock
who being posses'd of so much money
for a private gentleman, resolved to
make a publick attempt to become a
Monarch, and having courted popularity
and Power almost as Long as he did
Miss—— Miss—— or Mr Bernards
Cook maid, Betty Price; is at last
Likely to be jilted in his turn, and in
the end to be wedded to Beggary, Con-
-tempt, and a Gallows—

The third of these incomparable
Indians, is Rowe, a chief Accord-
-ing to George Alexander Stevens, posse-
essd of a great fund of kn-owledge
but haveing a Skull of an uncommon
thickness, and the suthures of the cranium
being closely compacted, he never has
been able to display any rational
faculties, Except when he invented
the New Method of making Tea.

But oh for words to grace the

character of the most Traitrous of
men     a Modern Bravo did not
did not the name of Rebel Stain the
Soldier, I could have afforded him
a more b brilliant title, and have
calld him General, his Name is Lee,
Oh beware my friend of his follies, he
mounted to almost the height of prefferment
but mazed with with ambition, he fell from
the precipice     burst himself assunder
and proved Mr Popes Assertion.

pride still is aiming at the blest abodes
men would be Angels, Angels would be gods
Aspiring to Gods if angels fell
Aspiring to be Angels men rebell

The fifth of these chiefs is now no more.
his name was Mollineaux, he had an
aversion to all order, civil or Ecclesiasitc;
he Swore the King was a Tyrant, the Queen
a Whore, the prince a Bastard, the Bishops
papists.     and the house of Lords & Commons
a Den of theives     through the Strength
of his own Villiany, and the Laudanum
of Doctor Warren, he quitted this planet

and went to a Secondary one, in search
of Liberty.

The Sixth of these worthies is Warren. a
man who by his great skill in chemistry, could
turn water into milk, and sell it for six coppers
the quart     he was bound apprentice to an
apothecary, and turnd out a Quack, but
thinking is proffession too Grovelling for [the?] so
Sublime a genius, he has Lately chainged it
for that of Orator     and is already a
great proficient in the sough, or true puritanical
whine, and his notes are so remarkably flatt
and productive of Horrour, That when he
dismisses his hearors, you would Swear, they
were just come out of Triphonius s cave
There's an orator for you.

Oh That same Son of Liberty would go
to Hell and fetch a spark from the Altar
of enthusiasm, to kindle in me the reforming
Zeal of Warren, then might I speak
his Language.

The Seventh of these pillars of the State
is Quincy     and 'tho I have placed
him only as the Seventh Sachem yet
it has been asserted, he is worthy a
higher rank     having Lately composed

a Treatise, in which he absolved all his
Majesties Subjects from their allegiance, &
was one of the first inventors of Mobbing
tarring & feathering, and other modes, tending
to overthrow all Societies, civil & moral.

The Eighth of these Heroes, is Young     whose
character cannot be drawn with the consistancy
that becomes a true Limner     could
we raise up the Spirrit of one of the
Murderers of St Stephen, to tell us what
a figure Paul cut, when he breathed out
threatning & Slaughter against his Saviour.
then might we form an idea of Doctor
Young. but since thats impossible
I can only reffer you to his own Count-
-inance, where you may read his true
disposition. Suffice it to say, This
man stands Accused of Rebellion, not
only Against his Soverigne, but Against
his God. he makes a mock of
the Merrits of his Redeemer, and uses
his God, only to Swear by.     Oh
my friend, & fellow Subjects, what
infatuation must possess the deluded fools
who depend on such a lott of Rascalls
for their Leaders

I shall pass over many others, who are too
insignificant to become the Subject of my
pen.     and now to end the infernal group here
who is so fitt as Doctor Cooper
When Gospel Trumpeter Surrounded
with Long eard rout to Battle Sounded
and pulpit drum Ecclesiastic
was beat with fist instead of a Stick
he prostituting his Religion
turns a dispenser of Sedition
and to the greedy gaping Million
for holy writ deals out rebellion
the sacred function quite forsakeing
small profitt in oration makeing
and when with pangs & thro, he drops it
gets foolish simple John to adopt it

By me advised ne'er mind the Nation
but work at home a reformation
Leave Against King, & rulers railing
give curtain Lectures against stealing
in stead of makeing an oration
make sermons Against fornication
and with uplifted Voice & hand
strongly enforce the Seventh command
of your black crimes 'gainst George & heaven
Repent, you may be yet forgiven
Reform the Rebel theife & whore
and mercy Suppliantly implore
then entertain a ray of hope
to Escape Damnation & a rope