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Rev. Benjamin Colman begs Massachusetts governor Samuel Shute not to publish a postscript written to him by William Noah (??), which was not intended to be shared or published. Colman tells Shute that the postscript "carries a very severe reflection upon the late assembly & will doubtless anger Dr. Cook & others not a little." The postscript contains material about Lord Barrington which is negative. The controversy appears to center around the speaker selected by the House (Elisha Cooke, Jr.) and Governor Shute's opposition to the choice. There is no explanation as to why Finley had this letter in his possession. Abstract Number - 536
Massachusetts -- History -- Colonial Period
Colman, Benjamin, "Letter from Benjamin Colman to Samuel Shute, Esq." (1720). Finley Letters. 832.