Upon hearing such shocking words, Mrs. Thompson was once again curious as she inquired, quote. ‘But when you go to New York, where your husband is, do you not sleep with him?’ The answer back from Ann was a firm yes, she did sleep with her husband Benjamin while in New York. Interestingly she followed this up by saying, quote. ‘Benjamin was but a child; he could do her no harm; it was like a mother sleeping with her son. Thus was Mrs. Thompson being initiated into the whole of the mysteries, while her husband was arriving at the same information by observations, reflections, and more cautious conversations with Mr. Pierson and Matthias.’ Continuing in his direct observations, we find that Mr. Thompson witnessed one of the many jealous fits of Benjamin Folger. We do not know the full details of this explosion of emotions. However, there is growing discontent between Matthias and Benjamin Folger during the year 1833. On one such Sunday, Benjamin’s discontent was so great that quote. ‘He denied Matthias’right to Mrs. Folger! On most occasions, the friction between these two men was only verbal; however, there were times when physical violence occurred. On this occasion, the exchange was verbal as, quote. ‘Mr. B Folger had a legal claim to the lady, while Matthias could only use spiritual weapons, and he alternately denounced judgments with a high hand and a strong voice and appealed to the sympathy of Mr. B Folger, and to his religious faith.’ (Ref: H35.)
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