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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
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nth of July, 1656, that two of its members, Mary Fisher and Ann Austin, arrived in the road before Boston. I compose the narrative from comparing the Quaker accounts, by Gould, and Sewell, and Besse, full of documents, with those of the colonial historians. There is no essential difference. Every leading work has something on the suject.—The apologies of the colonists, especially Norton's book, The Heart of N. E. Rent, still exist, and are before me. Compare the life of Mary Dyer, in C. Sedgwick's Tales and Sketches. There was as yet no statute respecting Quakers; but, on the general law against heresy, their trunks were searched, and their books burnt by the hangman; though no token could be found on them but of innocence, Sewell, i. 294. Besse, II. 198—207. their persons were examined in search of signs of witchcraft; and, after five weeks close imprisonment, they were thrust out of the jurisdiction. Eight others were, during the year, sent back to England. The rebuke enl