The meeting with Lyle’s leaders this morning was rancorous – only because the dissidents though few in number, made all the noise. The two involved in the east end market came to the meeting having already taken on the mark. They were eager to go on record that nothing untoward had happened to them because of it. They touted it as merely a census like measure which will carry little downside consequences. They gained some adherents, but when the majority opposed them, they backed down.
Then the clamor renewed, but this time from those who wanted to fight, or at least stay and defend their property.
At the last, Lyle told all that he was moving back out to the encampment.