Pemberton Correspondence

Year

1663

Sender Place

Worcester Castle; Worcester, Worcestershire, England

Receiver

Judge Thomas Wild

Receiver Place

n.p.

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1663-04-01

Document Type

Correspondence

Country, State, Location 1

52.1867, -2.2223

Keywords

James Harrison, Worcester Castle, Worcester, Thomas Wild, Quakers, Society of Friends, civil forfeiture, imprisonment, persecution

Abstract

Letter dated 1664 (1663 Old Style) from James Harrison to Judge Thomas Wild, regarding the seizure of his horse and other possessions following his arrest and imprisonment. This letter details some of the persecution that Quakers faced, such as having goods and property seized. Another form of persecution mentioned is frequent imprisonment: for actively engaging in the practice of the faith, or randomly on suspicion of being a Quaker and being associated with the sect and its members. Money was sometimes demanded for the return of the items, if return was offered at all, and was also demanded as payment of bail to release imprisoned Friends.

HSP DAMS ID

15719

Language

english

Type

article

Collection

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