Mr. Beach "like(s) peace". He tells Sam, "God meant man to obey. He meant children to obey their fathers, he meant men to obey their kings". He espouses loyalty and thinks young men shouldn't question the King. Mr. Beach thinks that agitators "can always manage to stir up the passions of the people for a week or so, but it never lasts". He is against the young men fighting against England, and believes that cooler heads will prevail (Chapter 1).