The Quakers in New England: An Essay (Google eBook)

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Merrihew & Son, Printers, 1870 - Quakers - 38 pages
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Page 32 - ... adjudged to be a wandering Quaker, viz. one that hath not any dwelling, or orderly allowance as an inhabitant of this jurisdiction, and not giving civil respect by the usual gestures thereof, or by any other way or means manifesting himself to be a Quaker, shall by warrant under the hand of the said magistrate or magistrates...
Page 28 - Quakers han-etticall opinions, they shallbe comitted to the howse of correction till there be convenjent passage for them to be sent out of the land, being sentenced by the Court of Asistants to banishment. Lastly, it is heereby ordered, that what pson or persons soeuer shall revile the office or pson of magistrates or ministers, as is usuall with the Quakers, such person or psous shallbe seuerely whipt, or pay the soine of five pounds. This order was publised 21:8 m, 56, in seuerall places of Boston,...
Page 37 - Father of the family in defence of himself, may withstand the intrusion of such infected and dangerous persons, and if otherwise he cannot keep them out may kill them? Now in Scripture, corruption in mind or judgment is counted a great infection or defilement, yea, and one of the greatest; for the apostle saying of some men ; that to them there is nothing pure, gives this as the reason of it, because even their mind conscience is defiled, Titus 1: 15, as if defilement of mind did argue the defilement...
Page 30 - ... who by word and writing have published and maintained many dangerous and horrid tenets, and do take upon them to change and alter the received laudable customs of our nation, in giving civil respect to equals, or reverence to superiors ; whose actions tend to undermine the civil government, and also to destroy the order of the churches, by denying all established forms of worship...
Page 33 - ... doth provide, until they have been convicted by a Court of Assistants: and being so convicted, he or she shall then be banished this jurisdiction; and if after that they shall be found in any part of this jurisdiction, then he or she so sentenced to banishment, shall be proceeded against as those that are strangers and vagabond Quakers, in manner as is above expressed.
Page 32 - Quakers, and absenting themselves from the public ordinances, in answer to a question what course shall be taken for the satisfaction of the fines, the Court, on perusal of the law, title Arrests,' resolve, that the treasurers of the several counties are, and shall hereby be, empowered to sell the said persons to any of the English nation at Virginia or Barbadoes.
Page 36 - ... spare him, but put him to death ; and if execution of death be lawful for breach of confinement, may not the same be said for breach of banishment confinement of the two may seem to be much straighter, because in this a man is limited to one place and debarred from all others; whereas in banishment a man is debarred from no place but one, all others being left to his liberty; the one debars him from all places save that it gives liberty to one, the other gives liberty to all places save that...
Page 16 - England, addressed to his old associates a letter of " sharp rebuke," deprecating their " tyranny and persecution," and imploring them " not to practice those courses in a wilderness which you went so far to prevent." " In 1657, the Commissioners of the United Colonies of New England (Massachusetts, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven) addressed the governor of Rhode Island, remonstrating against the permission granted to Quakers to remain in that colony. The governor laid the communication before...
Page 13 - ... are warned thereof, and tenderly sought unto, may avoid the one, by removing the other. If you neither hear, nor obey the Lord nor his servants, yet will he send more of his servants among you, so that your end shall be frustrated, that...
Page 27 - ... to their pernicious ways: this court taking into consideration the premises, and to prevent the like mischief, as by their means is wrought in our land, doth hereby order, and by...

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