The deposition of witnesses is still preserved in the county court files:—
I, John Danforth,
John Danforth, H. C. 1677, son of Rev. Samuel Danforth of Roxbury, was afterwards pastor of the church in Dorchester. aged about 16 years, testify that on the 24th of June last past, being Sabbath day, after thor Gookin, and he the said Bowers commanded silence.
Nevertheless he proceeded in his speech, saying that he was very grievously oppressed and slandered by Magistrate Danforth, and desired the church to take notice thereof and single out such of themselves as might take cognizance of his great affliction, using that for a motive, Gipson, junr., Rebecca Sternes, Martha Belsher, Bethia Michelson, Charles Sternes, Steven ffrances, sworn in Court to their respective evidences; as attests, th. Danforth, R.
In defence of her character as an honest, Christian woman, Mrs. Holman submitted two certificates, which yet remain on file, signed by two of the deacons,
Cox, Samuel, Jr.
Curtis, Daniel T.
Cutler, Samuel B.
Cutter, William F.
Carter, Nathan C.
Dana, Edmund T.
Dana, Joseph, Jr.
Dana, Richard H.
Dana, Francis W.
Far well, Levi.
Faulkner, Francis E.
Fay, Samuel P.
Spencer Phips, 1721-1723, 1725-1732.
Jonathan Remington, 1730-1740.
Francis Foxcroft, 1732-1757.
Samuel Danforth, 1739-1774.
William Brattle, 1755-1773.
Negatived by the Governor in 1759.
Edmund Trowbridge, 1764, 1765.
John Winthrop, 1773, 1775, 1776.
Francis Dana, 1776-1779.
Mandamus Councillors, 1774.
All resigned in Sept. 1774.
Councillors under the Constitution.
Aaron Hill, 1810, 1811, 1824
Andrew Bordman, 1719, 1720.
Spencer Phips, 1721.
William Brattle, 1729-1733, 1735, 1736, 1754, 1755, 1770.
Samuel Danforth, 1734, 1735, 1737, 1738.
John Vassall, 1739, 1740, 1747.
Samuel Bowman, 1741.
Andrew Bordman [2d], 1742-175731-1733, 1748-1757, 1766-1772.
Joseph Adams, 1729, 1731, 1732, 1737, 1738.
Isaac Watson, 1731, 1737, 1738.
Samuel Danforth, 1733, 1734, 1737– 1739.
Henry Dunster, 1733, 1734.
Samuel Smith, 1733.
Benjamin Dana, Jr., 1734-1736, 1742