. In an earlier and very fragmentary draft of this essay, just preceding the present
draft in the MS
, the foregoing sentence reads: “But this threw new fuel into the unquenchable furnace
of Boston Passions.” There is reason to believe that this alternative draft was once
longer but was later removed from the paper booklet; see note 8
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.