. 12 Viner, Abridgment
96, tit. Evidence, plea A. b. 23, no. 4. Quotation marks supplied. The passage reads
in full, “Confession is the worst sort of Evidence that is, if there be no Proof of a Transaction
or Dealing, or at least a Probability
of Dealing, between them as in the Principal Case there was, the one being a Sailor,
the other a Master of a Ship. Per Holt. 7 Mod.
42. Mich, 1 Ann. B.R. Anon.”
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, 2015.