Year

1670

Sender Place

Lancaster Castle; Lancaster, Lancashire, England

Receiver

Ralph Pemberton

Receiver Place

Aspull, Lancashire, England

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1670-06-12

Document Type

Transcription

Country, State, Location 1

54.04981, -2.80562

Country, State, Location 2

53.565216, -2.585102

Keywords

Phineas Pemberton, Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, Ralph Pemberton, Aspull, Margaret Fox, Margaret Fell, Francis Dunn, Quakers, Society of Friends, imprisonment, persecution, prisons, jail

Abstract

Letter dated June 12, 1670 (June 2, 1670 Old Style) from Phineas Pemberton—then imprisoned in Lancaster Castle—to his father, Ralph Pemberton.

Transcription

Lo: [Loving] father [Ralph Pemberton]

my Duty to thee [you] remembered this is to acquaint thee [you] yt [that] I [page tear: ha…] [have]

recd [received] [page tear: th…] [thy] [your] letter yester day [yesterday] but as for my liberty there is

nothing done at present ye [the] Jaylor [jailor] would not Condisend [condescend] yt [that]

I should go hom [home] but he said yt [that] if my master could

gett [get] ^an^ order from under the shirriffs [sheriff’s] hand he would lett [let]

us all go home so yt [that] my master is gone to warr=

=ington [Warrington] ^he intends to let these the next 7 day^ to see if he can do any thing [anything] with the [page tear: sherif] [sheriff]

and he says he will send mee [me] a [page tear: le…er] [letter] by post form [from]

warrington what he hath [has] done in the thing so I would

not have thee [you] to Come before thou [you] heere [hear] either

from mee [me] or my master; [strikethrough: illegible] my master was very

Loving ^& [and]^ [and] Respective to=wards [towards] mee [me]; he brought mee [me]

some versses [verses] from ye [the] maior [mayor/major] wch [which] I have lett [let] several

freinds [friends] see it ^& [and] they are to have Coppyes [copies] of them^ m: fox: [Margaret Fox] ff: Dunn [Francis Dunn] & [and] several other

eminent freinds [friends] & [and] they aprove [approve] of them very well

& [and] theire [their] desire is yt [that] he will be ffaith=ful [Faithful] to what

he knows [strikethrough: illegible] ^my^ [page tear: Deare] [dear] love to him [strikethrough: illegible]

& [and] [page tear: illegible] my Ant [aunt] I have recd [received] her token and to all my

freinds [friends] in general as if I named so I Rest thy [your] Duty

=full [dutiful] son

p:pemberton [Phineas Pemberton

4 month

2 day

1670

when thou [you] comes [come] to Lanc [Lancashire] inquire

to Judith: yeats [Judith Yeats] & [and] there sett [set] thy [your]

horse for it is & [an] Inn where

freinds [friends] useth [use] to Loge [lodge]

this I write lest I should

have forgotten in the next

letter

[page 2]

[In a more modern hand, along the left margin.]

[under tape] Phineas Pemberton

4 mo [month] 2. 1670.

Lancaster Castle.

To

Ralph Pemberton

Aspull

HSP DAMS ID

15746

Language

english

Type

article

Type

article

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