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This foot note contained in document ADMS-05-02-02-0006-0002-0003
36. The preceding clause, beginning “until the trump,” is one omitted by CFA , on the basis of JA 's comments. The presence of both this and the other omitted passage (note 37 139 below) in the Keith and Hawley MSS supports Gray's suggestion that in repudiating them JA “was guided by his taste rather than his notes or his memory.” Quincy, Reports (Appendix) 479. JA 's notation that these passages were interpolations may be seen in his copy of Minot's History of Massachusetts Bay at p. 95–96, now among his books in the Boston Public Library.