If I lived in colonial New York I would be a patroit. I would be patroit because I wouldn't want to pay taxes for things I need or for things I relied on. I wouldn't want to have to pay for sugar, tea, paper, playing cards, and many more. What if I had a family that I had to buy food, clothes, drinks, and a nice place to stay if I had to pay taxes on mostly everything. I would need money just to stay heathly. That's why I would be a patroit !!!!!!!