Letter from Emmanuel Downing to John Winthrop (1588-1649)
Sir, - this day Mr. Norton (who preached here yeasterday) is retorned to Ipswich. He cam to make vp the bargaine for his brother, with my daughter: wee haue received fayre answeares to the manie obiections made against him, there was noe mention of any letter from Boston. After full hearing, my wife, my daughter and my selfe consented freely to proceed, vnless within a few dayes vpon further light wee should haue just matter presented to give cause to breake of. The Good Lord directs vs.