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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...

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Title:
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...
Description:
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.
Signer:
Holder, Christopher
Signer:
Copeland, John
Signer:
Douddeny, Richard
Date:
August 1, 1657
Format:
Manuscripts
Genre:
Pamphlets
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Collection (local):
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Records
Subjects:
Freedom of religion
Quakers
History
1600-1699
Places:
Massachusetts
Extent:
2 p. ; 22 cm.
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Place of origin:
House of Correction, Boston (Mass.)
Notes:
Gift of George Selleck, 1973.
Language:
English
Identifier:
mums902-b062-i001