Punishments

The stocks and flogging were often used, if the accused could not pay the fine for their misdemeanors and crimes.

The stocks and flogging were often used, if the accused could not pay the fine for their misdemeanors and crimes.

Four Quaker missionaries were hanged by the Boston authorities, led by John Endicott and the minister John Norton. Mary Dyer was one of them. In Vagabond Quakers, she is the mentor and inspiration for Mary Tomkins and Alice Ambrose.

Four Quaker missionaries were hanged by the Boston authorities, led by John Endicott and the minister John Norton. Mary Dyer was one of them. In Vagabond Quakers, she is the mentor and inspiration for Mary Tomkins and Alice Ambrose.

This Governor of Boston did more to abuse missionaries and followers of the Society of Friends than any other New England official. However he died in 1665 from a strange affliction. His back broke out in suppurating sores. Karma caught up with him in the end.

This Governor of Boston did more to abuse missionaries and followers of the Society of Friends than any other New England official. However he died in 1665 from a strange affliction. His back broke out in suppurating sores. Karma ?

http://www.hallworthington.com

The above website is a fount of information, once you get past the the Bible quotations and ponderously religious format. Click on persecutions in the American Colonies.

Early Quaker Persecutions

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