History of the Religious Society of Friends; From Its Rise to the Year 1828 Volume 1

History of the Religious Society of Friends; From Its Rise to the Year 1828 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...Judge.--If you will not stand as prisoners, I will not do any thing concerning you; but here I found you, and here I shall leave you. W. D.--We have been above ten weeks in the low jail, and no breach of any law found against us: we stand subject to the power of God, whatever he suffers thee to do with us. The court then proceeded to the examination of other prisoners. On the 12th of the same month, the judges, Wyndham and Hale, being together on the bench, they called for the prisoners, Dewsbury, Storr, and Williamson. Judge Wyndham.--Take off their hats. Judge Hale.--Head the evidence against them. The evidence being read, the judge said, "Didst thou speak these words?" William Dewsbury then related his intercourse with priest Andrews, and the circumstances which led to the disturbance in the market-place at Wellingborough; asserting that the breach of the peace and the tumult were caused by his accusers, and not by him. The examination then proceeded. William Dewsbury was questioned concerning his place of residence aud occupation, after which, he and the other Friends were required to give sureties for their appearance at the next assizes; but they, being conscious that they were innocent, and had been unjustly imprisoned, refused to comply with the demand. Judge Hale then said: " If you will not find sureties, you must lie here till the next assizes. Look to them jailer." William Dewsbury meekly replied: " Do with us as thou hast power to do." Accordingly, they were carried back to prison, and there confined, as before, in the low, noisome cell, among felons. It is much to be regretted that the name of Judge Hale, otherwise so deservedly honored, should be found in connection with these disgraceful proceedings....show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555457
  • 9781236555458