Joseph Dow's History of Hampton: RANDOLPH'S LYING REPORTS/THE FOUR TOWNS SEVERED
RANDOLPH'S LYING REPORTS
This report, however much it might favor Randolph's design to incense the mind of the king against Massachusetts, in order to induce him to sever from that government the four towns whose territory Mason claimed, is sadly deficient in one very important element, namely, truthfulness, as is abundantly shown by the results of the town meetings already mentioned. Not less at variance with facts, is his report to the Lords of Trade and Plantations. Yet these reports appear to have produced the effect intended.
THE FOUR TOWNS SEVERED
END OF CHAPTER 4