she had been a member to appear before it to answer to the charge of non-attendance.
She obeyed the call by appearing in the unclothed condition of the sufferers whom she had seen under the constable's whip.
For this she was taken to Ipswich and stripped to the waist, tied to a rough post, which tore her bosom as she writhed under the lash, and severely scourged to the satisfaction of a crowd of lookers — on at the tavern.
One, and only one, other instance is adduced in the person of Deborah Wilson of Salem.
She had seen her friends and neighbours scourged naked through the street, among them her brother, who was banished on pain of death.
She, like all Puritans, had been educated in the belief of the plenary inspiration of Scripture, and had brooded over the strange signs and testimonies of the Hebrew prophets.
It seemed to her that the time had arrived for some similar demonstration, and that it was her duty to walk abroad in the disrobed condition to which her friends had bee
166; his The Vaudois Teacher, 166-168; his career, 168; his Proem, 168, 169; words written on death of Longfellow, 169, 170; his health, 171-174; his The Opium Eater, 175; receives honorary degree, 176; seventieth birthday celebration, 176-178; his summary of Dr. Holmes, 178, 179; companionship, 179, 180; edits volume of Mrs. Child's letters, 180; illness and death, 183; his At last, 184, 185; his funeral, 185.
Whittier, Mary, 22, 24.
Whittier, Ruth Flint, 4.
Whittier, Thomas, 4, 5.
Whittier family, 4.
Wilberforce, W., 33.
Williams, Roger, 72, 156.
Wilson, Deborah, 85.
Wilson, Vice-President, Henry, 127.
Winsor, Justin, his Memorial history of Boston, mentioned, 83.
Winthrop, Robert C., 47, 181.
Winthrop's Journal, cited, 6 n.
Woman Suffrage Convention, 91, 92.
Woodman, Mrs., 180.
Woolman, John, 49, 51, 123, 124.
Worcester, Mass., 91,121.
Wordsworth, William, 119,141.
World's Antislavery Convention, the, 77.
Wright, Carroll D., 87.
Wright, Elizur, 53.
2. Samuel, s. of William (1), resided in Menotomy, and d. without chil.
about the end of the year 1724.
His w. Elizabeth was prob.
sister to William Goddin or Goding of Watertown.
He conveyed, 29 Oct. 1724, to his adopted children, Samuel Goding and Mary Boyce, all his estate, except £ 50, due by his brother-in-law William Goding of Watertown, which, being a part of his wife's inheritance, was left to her disposal.
3. Elisha, S. of William (1), resided in Menotomy.
He m. Deborah Wilson 2 May 1689, and had Elisha, b. 12 Mar. 1689-90; John, b. 1693, d. 2 Ap. 1698 John, bap. 25 June 1699, d. 14 Jan. 1720-21; William, b. 11 Ap. 1703; Samuel, b. 23 Ap. 1705; Robert, b. 3 July 1707; Deborah, b. 1 July 1710, was non comp.
from her birth, and was living in 1771.
Deborah the m. d. 7 Ap. 1722.
4. William, S. of Elisha (3), was a public charge, and d. prob.
unm. before 1755.
His brother Robert left a legacy to the Town, of £ 40, in consideration of the expense incurred for