Whereas it is Reported by thm tht hath not a bridle to there tongues tht we who are by the world called Quackers are Blaspheamers heretickes & deceivers...
- Whereas it is Reported by thm tht hath not a bridle to there tongues tht we who are by the world called Quackers are Blaspheamers heretickes & deceivers...
Declaration of faith (remonstrance) by three Quakers imprisoned by Massachusetts Bay. The author was Christopher Holder, the first of the signatories, who infiltrated Massachusetts Bay in 1657, two years after Mary Fisher and Anne Austin made the attempt. After being banished from the colony, Holder returned at preach at the First Church in Salem in July 1657, leading to his arrest and imprisonment. When imprisonment and torture failed to end Quaker provocations, four Quakers were executed between 1659 and 1661: Marmaduke Stevenson, William Robinson, William Leddra, and Mary Dyer. When published in the Miscellaneous Repository, vol. 2 (1829): 158-159, the document was already in fragments.
- Holder, Christopher
- Copeland, John
- Douddeny, Richard
August 1, 1657
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- Collection (local):
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Records
Freedom of religion
- 2 p. ; 22 cm.
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- Place of origin:
House of Correction, Boston (Mass.)
Gift of George Selleck, 1973.