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                                        thought of

    (C)  (In private sayd if he had known it  would never have done it hindered it &c:)


    And having sometimes objected that he should wrong his family wife & chil-

    =dren &c: if he should alienate & pt wth yt wch he thought mr Phillips

    had no Right to , sc: what was thought to be above 60 rodde. An: He

    would wrong Hims: wife & children  to take it, , wch to ye Consciences of

    the whole church was not his Right.  yt was mr Appletons testimony

    yt all of it as it lyes was his purchase; nothing in ye th: its: to Contradict

    it, much to Confirme it. / there have come such expressions as those

    from Bro: Wood, I W as Evid: he might in Consc: pt wth it. & much

    others sd- yt in Conscience he should not hold it. / He sayd if Mr Phillips had

    but opened ye brook at first he should not have Contended wth Him for

    much more Land &c:  But yrin he was very much injured.

    But Now mr Phillips hath opened yr brook  why doe you wthhold any

    Land?  Ans: ye brook was not sufficient! Mr Phillips was intreated

    & prvailed wth to doe what was most should be thought sufficient

    And two men chosen  R.S. & E. N  to view it, & [-] Bro” Wood express-

    ing willingnesse to give Rectify ye Land & mr Phillips his title;

    & Bro: Pickard to contrive how, & Bro: Leaver nominated to write ____


    At Last Bro: Wood was askt whither all yt he had bin aiming at in

    his Contentions Was yt he might obtayne the brook to be opened

    whither before God & ye church he could say it now . He answered

    it was so.  & then whither he were indeed sorry ffor those exprss

    ions of violence yt had bin in ye carrying ō of ye matter. he sayd yes.

    &   whereupon no Vote passing (many, if not most of ye church being

    gone) nor no sentence first of Absolution passd, only [the Lord grant

    Repentance & Remission] & that he had more to judge Hims: of before

    God yn man could charge Him] & in yt Negative mannr finished.


    (a) Qu: whither it be orderly to take in more Brethren wth ye Eldrs in prparing

    of any matter for ye church. doth it not tend to Hinder ye End of ye


    work. Sc: Exammination to find out truth playnesse, wch is best in private

    for us. 2.  whither doth it not double the work of ye Eldrs, for ye

    By-Standrs will exprsse yr judgmt & yey must be consulted,

    3. doth it not tend to make Divisiō, wn as men are ingaged, Nay

    bandying ye mr up & down town  before ye Eldrs give ye church

    ordrly cognizance.   4. it takes away from ye Eldrs an opportunity

    to make peace betw: offendours, theyr Authority by by-standrs diminished

    5. whatso Eyther party sayth, his Temptation to psist in it is ye

    greatest before the more yey are before whom it is related.


    (b) Q: whither if a man say I Sayd Sayd So or So. E.G. that I will

    give deeds of Land (absolutely.) & ye other say, no! (I sayd I will

    five deeds of Land if you open ye brook). whither ye Latter doe

    own what ye formr sayd. & the Latter doth confirme ye former

    & His Words owned are testimony sufficient yt he sayd so swear

    as the other will improve them: And yt if he will have any

    benefit of ye Condition he must proove yt.