AND IT WASN’T A DREAM. It was all happening! I was released from King’s Bench Prison in April or 1770 (pity me, it has been 2 years in that place), and as I pranced along on the streets, it dawned on me that I was still banned from the House of Commons, but not willing for that to get me down, I joined a campaign for the freedom of the press. In 1771, the House of Commons tried to prevent several newspapers of their debates to be published, and by joining this campaign, I had that incident in mind. I wanted to challenge their decisions, and.. Again, I got in trouble. The government took away two of my printers. None of that mattered because in the end, the government came to their senses and abandoned their attempts to prevent the publication of reports of their debates.
Things are starting to look up because in 1774, I was elected the Lord Mayor of