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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 at


    mixed Congregatiō wn together  Ans: but he might have asked &c.  ment[82]

    other words afterward he added that he might have had businesse . but yt was no

                                                                                                                          reasõ for

    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[83]  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.

     Now the 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

     he were. 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.


    [82] Conjectural reading of interlineation squeezed in at margin.

    [83] “Of which is uncertain.”