n and Famalistical opinions then raised.
Mather's Magnalia, Book III., ch. v., § 12. So violent became the controversy, and so great was the apparent danger of civil strife, that many of the heretical party, in Boston, Salem, Newbury, Roxbury, Ipswich, and Charlestown, were disarmed.
Mass. Col. Rec., i. 211, 212. The Cambridge church, however, seems to have escaped infection; and none of its members were included among the disaffected and supposed dangerous class.
The vigilancy of Mr. Shepard was blessed ..... for the preservation of his own congregation from the rot of these opinions.
Magnalia, ut sup.
Nearly twenty years later, his successor, Mr. Mitchell, was sorely tried by the defection of President Dunster from the established faith, as related in chapter XVI.
Great excitement followed, both in church and in state; and, as Dunster would neither renounce nor conceal his opposition to infant baptism, he was removed from office as head of the College (designed to be