A Memoir of The. Life Travels and Gospels Labours of George Fox an Exminister of the Society of Friends. Repr. from the American Ed

A Memoir of The. Life Travels and Gospels Labours of George Fox an Exminister of the Society of Friends. Repr. from the American Ed

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...Castle--Vi.siteal there by Lady Fairfax, Dr. IVh2 tby, and others, with whom he diacoursed on religious suIy'ects---Is liberated from his confinement by order of Charles II.--En_gaged in establishing meetirogs for discipline. GEORGE FoX was now laid by in prison, and from the bitterness of his persecutors there seemed little probability that he would soon be released. Speaking of his confinement he says, By reason of my long and close imprisonment in so bad a place, I was become very weak of body, but the Lord s power was over all, supported me through all, and enabled me to do service for him, his truth, and people, as far as the place would admit. The service which is here spoken of consisted in writing answers to several books, and publishing the views of the Society on the subject of tithes. The justices were so incensed at the manner in which George Fox had exposed them at the sessions, that they determined, if possible, to get him removed from Lancaster_ Colonel Kirby often threatened that he should be sent far enough, and beyond sea," and in about six weeks after the assizes, they got an order from the king and council for his removal, which they forthwith proceeded to execute, but without letting him know where they intended carrying him. He was so weakened by the cruel usage he received as to be scarcely able to walk or stand; and they Offered him wine to drink, which he refused. George remonstrated earnestly against their taking him away, because he ha.d been illegally treated at the sessions; that no sentence of premunire having been pronounced on him, that he knew of, he was the sherifi"s prisoner and not the king s, and therefore could not he removed by the king's order. But...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631439
  • 9781236631435