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neyther shew neyther a Spirit to Humble Hims: for sin
2. Nor to comply in Love with Gods people, Nor 3. did
study to comply wth Church-guides for power. whom Evry
member should obey , or Convince of sin,
we should neyther be faythfull to God to
and this church to Enter-
=tayn. such a Contentious Spirit , & Unruly. 2. Nor be
faythfull to Him , to connive at those Evills in Him, not to
judge those sins & Scandalls wch he ought to see to be so.
Que: Is it not justly grievous to tell a person of old faults
Love Covers & buryes & forgives & forgetts, &c:
Ans: 1. ‘Tis true that lesse affectionate Repentance should
be stood for (from men whom he hath offended) for old
faults then others.
2. old faults may be & Ought to be mentioned. 1. when
a Man goes ō still in ye same Spirit of sinne, ‘tis
Evident , & the person that looks to Convince, hath
not (it may be) that wch he may so Easily be con=
=vinced by to alledge as those.
2 when ‘tis to be feard that he Never Repented of ys
sins . But is Ready to justify them , & so to pollute
others , & wrong his own soule.
3 when as old sinnes are very grossely heynous
most observable by others , if others unprjudiced have
necessarily a Remembrance of ym, the man Himself
ought to be Remembred of them. / And god hath
suffered to fall into them for yr Humbling
July: 68 Jonathan Plats after ye death of my dear br Mr Shepard<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> came to
me to confirr about those things wherby he was hindered from bringing
his children –– but he was soe farr from acknowledging his Evill
in those two things (for I named noe more to him), his bringing his childn
in such as manner as before mentioned & his turning his back upō
a day of thanksgiving kept by the Towne, that he added more of
fence by Jeering me as if I & Abraham Jewet had a great deal
of silly discourse together in my parlour; & wn I desired some should
heer matter between us he refused
About ys time he grew willing his wife should bring his children
which he had some years hindred, & propounding her desire to ye
Church (for she came to me to desire it) but yr was objection made
1 That she was noe member here & yrfore desired she would joyne in full
Answ: she was in an Implied way having lived heer from her child
hood & willing Explicitely to enter into covenant soe farr as in ye
5 propositions required tho afrayd to come to the lords supper
2 yr were objectnl offences in slandering fayth Parrot<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]>
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> Rowley’s assistant pastor Samuel Shepard had died on April 7, 1668.
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> She is not further identified, but perhaps she was related to Francis Parrat, who was ordained a deacon c. 1656 but removed from Rowley nearly immediately; or to “Elizabeth Jenney, alias Parrot,” mentioned in Rogers’ will as his “sometime servant,” to whom he gave ten pounds (Gage, The History of Rowley , 61).