Excerpt from Isodes of Massachusetts History, Vol. 2: The Settlement of Boston Bay, the Antinomian Controversy, a Study of Church and Town Government While Mrs. Hutchinson could have had little idea Of all this when she was brought in from Roxbury to confront the church, a realizing sense of it must have come to her when she, whose utterances a few Short months before had been received by all as those of a prophetess, found not one to oppose her public cen sure. The utter downfall of her faction and the collapse of her ambitious projects were apparent. For the moment her mind must have been crowded With very mundane misgivings. A Wife and the mother of many children, she was under sentence Of banishment and even then her husband and brethren were seeking out a home in some uninhabited place. The marvel is how a woman in delicate health and Of sensitive organization, burning with religious fervor and soon once more to become a mother,2 bore up against such a sea of troubles.
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