On February 22, 1812, Colonel Baynes writes to Major-General Brock. He refers to the speech that Brock gave on February 4, 1812. He also suggests that the Assembly is not passing the legislation requested by Brock. He writes:
Colonel Baynes to Major-General Brock
QUEBEC, February 22, 1812.
Sir George is much pleased with the favorable account Captain Gray has given him of your proceedings. Your speech is highly approved of here, and we shall rejoice to find our house following so laudable an example as your commons have shewn them: but I am not sanguine; they have already commenced with great illiberality and violence to vent their spleen and resentment against Sir James (Craig) in votes of censure, and I fancy Sir George, with all his amiable, conciliatory mariners, will hardly succeed in keeping them within bounds.
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