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. Presumably a reference to a decision of the church on 27 June 1768 to postpone consideration
of Wright's charges “Till it be settled by the Court or between themselves.” SF
147706. In a much earlier Massachusetts case church and civil court arrived at contrary
decisions that could not be reconciled. See Mansfield v. Hathorne and Longley v. Hathorne
(Essex Co. Ct. 1663), cited in note 15
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.