instituted a suit in behalf of the extraordi
nary plaintiff -- a decree was obtained
in her faver [favor] -- & on this decision was
based the freedom of all the few slaves
remaining in Massachusetts --
Mumbet immediately transferred herself
to the service of her champion, if service
that could be called which was quite as
much rule as service -- She was in truth
a sort of Nurse-gouvernante in his house , an anomalous
office in our land. The Children under
her domini government regarded it as the Jews did
theirs as a sort Theocracy, & if a Divine
right were founded upon such ability
& fidelity as hers, there would be no defensible radi-
-cal rebellion against impatience or dissatisfaction with it --

-- Soon after the close of the war there