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. A paper in Mein's hand in 3 Bernard Papers
45, 46, MH
, explains this allusion: “Jemmy [Otis] is fond of dating his pieces from Salem, being
the town where he has the fewest Adherents. And he is suspected from good Authority
of being the author of the abusive piece in Edes & Gill against me when our Chronicle
was first published, which obliged me to call on the Printers, and on their refusal
to name the Authors to ask them one after another to take a short Walk; and on their
declining it to cane the first of them I mett which has already cost me about £100
St.” On the resistance of Salem to the nonimportation agreement, see Miller, Sam Adams
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.