It did not take long for the redcoats to make their presence felt

It did not take long for the redcoats to make their presence felt

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It did not take long for the redcoats to make their presence felt. After Adams prevented  them from being quartered in other areas, the redcoats found a garrison in old Boston  warehouses from where they could keep an eye on the city at all times. Parliament  readied an old statute that allowed Americans to be extradited to Britain for treason–a  move that caused shivers throughout the Sons of Liberty. Adams, James Otis, and the  others were relieved when the Massachusetts attorney general could not come up with  a chargeable offense of treason for any of them. The redcoats patrolled the whole city  and challenged everyone who entered or left Boston. Cannons were placed across the  street from the legislature and soldiers overran the Town House. Adams smarted and  waited for the day when full martial law would be installed.
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