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. 6 Anne, c. 37, §9 (1707); see
to William Tudor, 30 Dec. 1816, 2 JA, Works
224, 225. Of Otis,
later said, “[H]is unhappy distemper was then in one of its unlucid intervals, and
I could hardly persuade him to converse with me a few minutes on the subject; and
he constantly and finally refused to appear publicly in the cause.” Id.