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“I HOPE YOU DO NOT ASSUME TO
YOURSELVES INFALLIBILITIE OF
JUDGEMENT WHEN THE MOST LEARNED
OF THE APOSTLES CONFESSETH
THAT HE KNEW BUT IN PARTE AND SAW
BUT DARKELY AS THROUGH A GLASS”

“THAT THE LORD WOULD GIVE YOU
MEEKE AND HUMBLE SPIRITS, NOT TO
STRYVE SO MUCH FOR UNIFORMITY AS
TO KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT IN
THE BOND OF PEACE”


SIR RICHARD SALTONSTALL TO
MR. WILSON AND MR. COTTON.
Inscription
Returning to the Founders’ Monument, we find some particularly inspirational words attributed to Sir Richard Saltonstall inscribed on the pedestal at his statue’s feet. They reveal a familiarity with Scripture, both in language and intent, consistent with his social position and educational attainment.

His plea that the clergy avoid the temptation of ecclesiastical micromanagement seems less typical of the time. Might one consider it at least as relevant today? Even on this scant evidence, one can bring oneself to regret that this leader returned to England for good the following year.
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