This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...No. 64.-©rfort. An Acct: of the First Publishers of the Blessed Truth in the Citty of OXFORD, and who it pleased the Lord to Raise vp to Receine them and theire Testimony, in the YEARE 1654. Taken out of the Records of the People of God comn'ly Called Quakers, in OXFORD. Tho: Castle" and Elizabeth Williams" came out of ye North Country wth ye Message of the Lord, who went about ye Citty crying Repentance to ye People, who were Euilly Intreated by ye Rude schollars & townsmen, being Hurried vp & down ye streets & feilds by ym, vntill Night drew on, & then Hurry'ed into a Poole of watter, called by ye Name of Giles's Poole, & being allmost spent, ye Mayor of ye Citty, whose name was Tho: Williams,13 being Informed thereof, sent his Sergants & rescu'ed them from yt wick'd company, & conueyed ym to ye Mayors house, who deliuered ym to Lawrence Willier, and some others, who were theire Friends, to take Care of them that Night. The 20th day of ye 4th mo, 1654, Came to this Citty Two Maids, named Elizabeth Fletcher & Elizabeth Holmes,1 who went through ye streets, & into ye Colledges, Steeple & Tower houses, Preaching Repentance, & declareing ye word of ye Meeting in this Citty, and many heard him Gladly & were Convinced of ye Truth. '" Numbers 64, 65 are in a beautifully clear and scholarly hand.-The Q.M, minutes describe this as a " ptikler and full account." It probably took the place of the short account given in Number 63, as this short account does not appear on the Q.M. records. "I have searched in vain for any reference to Thomas Castle. '2 Elizabeth Williams, accompanied by Mary Fisher, " the one about fifty and the other about thirty years of age" (Bessc's Coll. ...
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