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. In the transcript the paragraph that immediately follows was placed after “Alas! for
poor Human Nature,” forming the last sentence of the second paragraph below. The first
two sentences of that paragraph were attached to the end of this one.
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.