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A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers

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A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers

For the testimony of a good conscience from the time of their being first distinguished by that name in the year 1650 to the time of the act commonly called the Act of Toleration granted to Protestant dissenters in the first year of the reign of King William the Third and Queen Mary in the year 1689. Taken from original records and other authentick accounts.

Available online at these locations:

  • Vol. 1 (1733)
  • Vol. 1 & 2 (1753)
  • Vol. 1 (1753)
  • Vol. 2 (1753)
  • Also see: (all by the same author)
  • (1736) A Brief Account of Many of the Prosecutions of the People Call'd Quakers in the Exchequer, Ecclesiastical, and Other Courts, for Demands Recoverable by the Acts Made in the 7th and 8th Years of the Reign of King William the Third, for the More Easie Recovery of Tithes, Church-rates, &c: Humbly Submitted to the Consideration of the Members of Both Houses of Parliament
  • (1732) Defence of Quakerism: or, an answer to a book intituled A preservative against Quakerism, written by Patrick Smith
  • (1737) The Clergy's Plea for a Settled and Forced Maintenance from the Quakers, by Tithes, Offerings, Oblations, Fees for Marriages, Baptism, Alias Rantism, Burials, &c., Examined, and Proved to be Contrary to Scripture, Right Reason, and the Laws and Canons of the Church: And Also Inconsistent with Their Oaths Against Simony, and of Canonical Obedience : Which, with Pluralities and Non-residence, Are, and Will Continue to Be, a Very Great Scandal to the Established Church, Until the Legislature Please to Reform the Same
  • (1741) A vindication [by J. Besse] of a book [by J. Besse] intituled, A brief account of many of the prosecutions of the people called Quakers, &c.: in answer to a late Examination thereof [by T. Hayter] in defence of the clergy of the diocese of York
  • (1736) A full answer to the country parson's plea against the Quakers tythe-bill, by the author of The replication to the country parson's papers and plea
  • Sufferings of Early Quakers: Including Monmouthshire & Shropshire (see Foreword), 1653 to 1691. Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Table of Contents

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  • Errata for both vols. at end of vol. 2.
  • No other errors in this publication have been identified. When found, please list the problem(s) here, and include a link to a source that describes the problem.

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  • <span id='Besse'></span>Besse, Joseph. ''[[Space:A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers|A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers]]'' (Luke Hinde, London, 1753)
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