Governor Wentworth wrote to Lord Dartmouth again, on December 28th, 1774. He said:
It is with the greatest concern I perceive the unlimited influence that the popular leaders in Boston obtain in this Province, especially, since the outrage of the 14th instant. Insomuch, that I think the people here are disposed to attempt any measure required by those few men : and in consequence thereof, are arming and exercising men as if for immediate war.
From: New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1869), p. 277.