Sender Place

London, England


James Harrison

Receiver Place

Bolton, Lancashire, England

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date


Document Type


Country, State, Location 1

51.507351, -0.127758

Country, State, Location 2

53.577694, -2.428887


Roger Longworth, London, James Harrison, Bolton, George Fox, William Penn, Gracons Street [London], Winsworth, Roger Haydock, Philip Ford, Phineas Pemberton, William Gibson, James Claypoole, Robert Haydock, George Green, Thomas Green, Colchester, Holland, Stephen Crisp, Steven Crisp, Society of Friends, Quakers, Social network


Letter dated June 20, 1682 (June 10, 1682 Old Style) from Roger Longworth to James Harrison. Mentions Harrison's recent "good [...] at Liverpool." Also mentions plans to go towards Colchester and then Holland. There is a financial account ledger on the back.


London ye [the] 11: of: ye: [the] 4: mo: [month] 1682
James Harrison
dear and well beloved freind [friend] and Brother, whom
the Lord hath [has] honnored [honored], and Crowned in his eterniall [eternal]
power, and who shall take it from thee [you], blessed be his
name for ever [forever], my Life is bound up with thee [you], and
Love flowes [flows] unto thee [you], and I am knitt [knit] unto thee [you], [crossed out: illegible]
measureablly [measurably], in that Life and followshipe [fellowship] of the
gospell [gospel], of peace which the Lord hath [has] mead [made] us par
takers [partakers] of in which our unity stands, and we are
fellow [feelers?] of one another, and in the [etremes?] [extremes]
of my fathers [father’s] Love, I dearly Imbrace [embrace] thee [you], and Cord
ially [cordially] salut [salute] thee [you], thine [yours] I Rcd [received] and was verie [very] glad
to heare [hear] of thy [your] deare [dear] wife Recoverie [recovery], whom I
dearely [dearly] Love, the Lord prelong [prolong] her dayes [days] saith [says] my
soule [soul], and all soe [also] was glad to heare [hear] of thy [your] good
searvies [service/services] at Liber pool [Liverpool], a mongest [amongst] freinds [friends], things
here are prety [pretty] quiat [quiet], and we have had a blessed
heavenlly [heavenly] meeting for six dayes [days] now togeither [together]
and it is not yeat [yet] ended, the Lords [Lord’s] power has gone
over all, I doe [do] not know that I ever soye [saw] such a
multuites [multitudes] of people, Last first day it was expected
that all over meetings would abeene [have been] brocken [broken] up
G: ff: [George Fox] and w: p: [William Penn] and I was [were] at gracons [Graysons] street, when
theire [there] was said to be neare [near] 4 thoushand [thousand] people
and not a tongue Lift up against us, Roger Haydc [Roger Haydock]
was at Daven shire [Devonshire] hous [house], and offecers [officers] take him
out of the meeting and Lete [let] him goe [go], and at the
Savoye [Savoy] the [they] take some names, and that was all,
and everie [every] day since we have had meetings
quiat [quiet], and the Lord is with, and who shall pre
vaile [prevail] against us, magified [magnified] bee [be] his power for
ever [forever] more, Roger Haydock and I was [were] with william penn [William Penn]
this morning, and hee [he] Read thy [your] Letter, and gaive [gave] it to mee [me]
againe [again], to give to phillep foard [Philip Ford], and said if theire [there] weire [were]
any place yeat [yet] Left p: p: [Phineas Pemberton] should have a place, and
if he Came to him hee [he] should not want a place, he was
in hast [haste] goeing [going] to winsworth, and desired us to Come
to him againe [again] when he Cam [came] home againe [again] and this day I have
beene [been] with philep foard [Philip Ford] and given him the Letter, and he has
promesed [promised] that phinehas [Phineas Pemberton] shall have a place, and that his place
should be the stoor keeper [storekeeper], and will. Gibson [William Gibson] to him on thy
his account, and allso [also] to James Claypoull [James Claypoole] that he should
have a place, I have bought him, a grace of buttons of the
best I can get the prise [price] is five shillings six pence the [they] will
Com [come] in Robert Haydockes [Robert Haydock’s] goods, I have not beene [been] with george
green, as yet, I may take an opertunity [opportunity] on the second day
and give him account, and thus fear [far] I have answered your
Letters, and what fouther [further] I Can give mee [me] [my] account, I am will
ing [willing] to serve my freinds [friends], in what I can, I thinke [think] to stay in
town till [until] the Later end of the next weicke [week], and then goe [go]
towards Collchester [Colchester], it may be I goe [go] over to Holland
I doe [do] not here [hear] of any except Tho: Green [Thomas Green] soe [so] I have not much
time if I goe [go] thaire [their] yearlie [yearly] meeting begines [begins] on the forth [fourth] day
Com [come] two weicke [weeks], Let mee [me] heare [hear] from you, direct to Stephen
Crisp at Collchester [Colchester] if not before, soe [so] with my Love to
you all in the seed that blessed for ever [forever], I remaine [remain]
your freind [friend]
Roger Longworth
Susana Millners [Susannah Millner’s] Love is to thee [you]
thy [your] wife and freinds [friends] R:H: [Roger Haydock] E:H: [Elinor Haydock]
M:L: Tho: At. [Thomas Atherton]
which all Loges [lodges?]
R:L: [Roger Longworth]
Case of knives 2 5
2 doz [dozen] of [pea...] 2_4
1 doz [dozen] of Locks 3_0
2 doz [dozen] of knives 1_0
2 files 0_8
1/2 doz: [dozen] of [...] 0_6
1/2 doz: [dozen] of Large [...] 0_9
one sockett [socket] chisall [chisel] 0_7
one doz: [dozen] of Looking ^glases^ [glasses] 3_0
14s_03d [14 shillings 3 pence]
[upside down]
Roger Longworth
4 mo [month] 1682
James Harison [James Harrison]
ffor [For]
James Harrison
at Boulton [Bolton]
in Lancashire










PRINT Migration Network: Pemberton Correspondence Transcriptions

Creator (Linked Data)

Roger Longworth (Q106658182) [Wikidata]

Receiver (Linked data)

Harrison, James, 1628-1687 [LC]

James Harrison (Q102115513) [Wikidata]

Sender Place (Linked data)

London [GeoNames]

London (England) [LC]

Receiver Place (Linked data)

Bolton [GeoNames]

Bolton (Greater Manchester, England) [LC]

Organization (Linked data)

Society of Free Quakers [LC]

Quakers (Q170208) [Wikidata]

Society of Friends [LC]

Family (Linked data)

Pemberton family [LC]

Pemberton Family (Q113325696) [Wikidata]



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