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1 Larned's Windham County, 2.475.
2 Ibid., 2.484.
3 This was rather a case of reversion than of conversion, for the affinity between the early Friends and the Baptists was very strong (see Tallack's George Fox, the Friends and the early Baptists). One of Mr. Benson's ancestors, on the maternal side, was that Rev. Obadiah Holmes who was publicly whipt in Boston, in 1651, for holding service at the bedside of an invalid brother Baptist, and whose account of his behavior under this persecution (in Clarke's Newes from New England) shows how little he differed in spirit and in manne from the equally outraged Quakers.
4 Ante, p. 390.
5 Ms. April 24, 1834.
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