Worcester Castle; Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Judge Thomas Wild
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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James Harrison, Thomas Ford, Worcester Jail, Worcester, Thomas Wild, Persecution, Quakers, Society of Friends, Civil forfeiture
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.
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James Harrison, Worcester Castle; Worcester, Worcestershire, England, to Judge Thomas Wild, n.p., , vol. 1, pg. 4, Pemberton Family Papers, 1641-1880, 0484A, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PRINT, 15720, https://stars.library.ucf.edu/printmigrationnetwork-pemberton/405/.