. The present paragraph is separated by an interval of space from the foregoing text.
In the margin is written “Beg.,” (i.e. “Begin”), which together with the substance
indicates that this paragraph was an alternative opening for the essay. It may, however,
have been intended as the beginning of the now largely missing draft; see note 4
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, 2017.