Poor Nye of Sandwich, seems dejected. I should suspect by his Concern that Cotton
gained Ground vs. him. He seems to be hipp'd.2
It fretts and worries and mortifies him. He cant sleep a Nights. His Health is infirm.
Cotton is insane, wild. His Proposal of giving his House and Farm at Sandwich to the
Province is a Proof of Insanity.... His sitting down at the Council Table with his
Hat on and Calling for his Deed and a Justice to acknowledge it when the Council was
Cottons Method of Getting Papers Signed by Members, in order to demolish poor Nye
is new. The Certificate from Murray and Foster if genuine is a mean, scandalous Thing.
It was mean in Murray and Foster to sign that Paper. For one Rep[resentative] to give a Constituent a Weapon to demolish another Rep., is ungentlemanlike.