Pemberton Correspondence

Year

1679

Sender Place

Chester Castle; Cheshire Chester, England

Receiver

Thomas Manwarings via Edward Alcocke

Receiver Place

n.p.

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1679-04-04

Document Type

Correspondence

Keywords

Roger Longworth, Chester Castle, Cheshire Chester, Cheshire Chester Holme, Thomas Manwarings, Quakers, Society of Friends, judicial process, justice system, persecution, imprisonment, jails, gaols

Abstract

A manuscript copy of a paper dated either April 4 or May 5, 1679 (March or April 25, 1679 Old Style) written by Roger Longworth from Chester Castle to Thomas Manwarings. A warrant was issued for Longworth's arrest on February 28, 1678 (Old Style) in Holme, Chester due to suspicion of him being a Catholic. Following his arrest, he was asked to take an oath of allegiance which he refused. Beliefs held by members of the Society of Friends prevent them from doing so, as Longworth explains in his paper. Additionally, he expresses not receiving equal justice under the law.

HSP DAMS ID

15741

Type

article

Collection

PRINT Migration Network: Pemberton Correspondence



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