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They petition the governor to call a General Court. Otis appeared in behalf of the people, under circumstances that strongly, attest his heroism.
Cannon were planted at the entrance of the building, and a body of troops were quartered in the representatives' chamber.
After the court was opened, Otis rose, and moved that they should adjourn to Faneuil Hall.
With a significant expression of loathing and scorn, he observed, "that the stench occasioned by the troops in the hall of legislation might prove infectious, and that it was utterly derogatory to the court to administer justice at the points of bayonets and mouths of cannon."
JAMES OTIS AT THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL.
In the sketch of the life of James Otis, as presented in Appleton's "Cyclopedia of American Biography," an interesting account is given of the part James Otis played in the noted battle of Bunker Hill, in June, 1775.
The minute men who, hastening to the front, passed by the house of the sister of James Otis, with whom he was living, at Watertown, Mass.
At this time he was harmlessly insane, and did not need special watching.