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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