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2. that he did
An On a day of publick thanks-giving agreed on by
this Church take horse & Ride out of town the same day. when as he
Ought to Communicate wth the Church in all Lawfull actions when he
was called thereunto. and he was called to Communicate in Extraord
=inary Duty of sollemne thanks-giving if yr Cause
was for ye same.
Now he did not deny that to thank God sollemnely for or Liberty, when
as it was much hazarded , &c; was Lawfull (as that was or Occasion
there pr Lawfull yt day) seeing õ ye same account have the Gen: Court
appointed it since / He answered that he was not told what it was
for , nor was prsent when agreed õ, & no notice given to: the
mixed Congregatiō wn together Ans: but he might have asked &c. ment<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]>
other words afterward he added that he might have had businesse . but yt was no
3. That at his Marriage he did unlawfully get ye Consent of his Wife
and was for that sentenced by the Court –––– ye Answer he gave was
that we studyed to Rake up olf offences &c: and 1. that he had
given satisfactiō by bearing his fine imposed by ye Court. / Ans: that
may be wthout Repentance (as it was to be feared ‘twas in Him, if he
exprssed no more sorrow for it yn he seemed) & ye scandall & dishonr to
God yr in, he had not taken of. 2. he sayd that he Com
=mitted no Evill in it , for 1. his wife was fatherlesse & at her own dis
=pose. / de quo dubitatur<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> tis doubted justly ,the Court found otherwise
2. he sayd he asked not his wife ye Question (I suppose he meant whither
She would marry Him) but first , in Mr Rogers (the master of ye House
where She lived) his presence. Ans: ‘Twas commonly Reported that
he did by unjust means inveigh the Womans affections.
4. That as his beginning so his Carrying on in his conversation in
the town since had bin , full of Pride & Contempt, as by the ins
=stances in pticular before, so by his Uncivill bold carriage to
Aged leaders in the town , at Town-meetings. this Lattre I had
by Report from the Deacon –––– He impatient of hearing more
shortly replyed that he Ought to see that no body dispose of his
Estate otherwise then he would &c: and they might account that Con-
=tempt wch was not. And so departed.
purp Reason why his Children Should not in that way
(Sc: on his Account) be baptized was . 1. he was no chur[ch]
=member hier. never did Covent. wth us , never was accepted of us
Nor could his Children be baptized on his account, unlesse
That his children nor 2. was not fitt for it.
Because he manifested an obstinate Spirit of Pride & boldnesse
in 1 Sinne & 2 agaynst the Church , & 3 Contentiousnesse
all of He (twas sayd to Him) might Let his wife bring ye
Children to baptisme & would not. we might not baptize
them on his account ; had not Light & Strength that
it was Lawfull to doe so: And yet he would not yeild.
Hee did herein render hims= unfitt for church Society.
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> Conjectural reading of interlineation squeezed in at margin.
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> “Of which is uncertain.”