Pemberton Correspondence

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]

Document Type

Correspondence

Country, State, Location 1

52.1867, -2.2223

Keywords

James Harrison, Thomas Ford, Worcester Jail, Worcester, Thomas Wild, persecution, Quakers, Society of Friends, civil forfeiture

Abstract

Written from Worcester Jail to a local judge, this letter details the some of the persecution that Quakers faced, such having goods and property seized from them. 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

15720

Language

english

Type

article

Collection

Pemberton Correspondence



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