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"A LYST OF THE PASINGERS ABORD THE SPEEDWELL OF LONDON, ROBERT LOCK MASTER, BOUND FOR NEW ENGLAND. Richard Stratton, aged Shudrack Hopgood,
aged 14 John Mulfoot,
Thomas Goodynough, Richard Smith, 43 Nathaniel Goodinough,
16 Francis Brinsley, 22 John Fay,
8 Thomas Noyce, 32 William Tayler,
11 Mathew Edwards,
28 Joseph Boules, 47 Muhuhulett Munnings,
24 William Brand, (Q)* 40 Margarett Mott,
8 John Copeland, (Q) 28 Henry Reeue,
8 Christopher Holder, (Q)
25 Henery Seker, Thomas Thurston, (Q) 34 John Morse, X
40 Mary Prince, (Q) 21 Nickolus Dauison,
45 Sarah Gibbons; (Q) 21 John Baldwin,
21 Mary Weatherhead, (Q) 26 Mary Baldwin,
20 Dorothy Waugh, (Q) 20 Rebeca Worster,
18 Lester Smith, 24 John Wigins,
15 Christopher Clarke, 38 John Miller,
24 Edward Lane, 36 Thomas Home,
11 Tho: Richardson, 19,John Crane,
11 John Earle, 17 Charels Baalam,
18 Thomas Barnes,
20 “The persons aboue named past from hence [in] the shipp aboue mentioned, and are, according to order, registred heare. Dated, Searchers office, Grauesend, 30th May, 1656.
JOHN PHILPOTT. “ Theese were Landed at Boston in N. E. the 27th of the moneth, 1656.
"AN EXAMINATION OF THE QUAKERS BEFORE [THE] COURT OF
ASSISTANTS, 8 SEPTEMBER, 1656."
[The following is an exact copy of the original minutes, made at the examination of the Quakers, at the court in Boston above specified. Hutchinson refers to the books of the Court in his account or notice of this affair; but whatever may there be found to justify his remark that the Quakers made“ rude and contemptuous answers," no one will allow that any thing of the kind was contained in these original minutes, 10 justify any such conclusion. They are here presented to illustrate, as far as they may, this dark page of our early history. This document is the more important, as it appears to be one of the earliest, if not the earliest paper in relation to the proceedings against that people. They came into New England in July preceding their apprehension and trial, and were twelve in number. The issue of their examination being matter of history, it will not be necessary to go into the details here. The inquirer after truth may consult Hutchinson, Neal, Hazard, Bishop, and others for them.]
* The eight names against which is the letter Q had a Q set opposite to them in the margin of the original paper containing the account, denoting, as is supposed, that the individvals were Quakers. It is said in Sewall's History of the Quakers that ihere arrived at Boston two other Quakers in July of this year, namely, Mary Fisher and Ann Austin, who were very ill treated on their arrival, by Gov. Bellingham, though there was yet no law against Quakers.
1. Quest. Whither you oune yor selves to be such as are commonly knowne or
called by ye name of Quakers ? Ansr. Wee are all so called. Wee are all of one minde. 2. Quest. Whither yow brought not ouer hither seuerall bookes wherein are
conteyned the seuerall opinions of y' sect or people. Mary Prince and
another. (Ans.) Yea. those yê were taken from us. 3. Quest. Wherefore came yow into theise parts ? Ans". (by all) To doe ye will of God w'euer he should mak knowne to be his
will. 4. Quest. How doe yow make it Appeare ye God called yow
hither? Ans?. (Dor. Wawgh)* He y belieues hath ye witness in himself.
(Brend.)t By the Power of ye spirit of ye lord. It was a crosse 10 iny will. I would not haue come but the lord hath brought me downe to oby him in
his call. 5. Quest. Doe yow Acknowledg ye light in every man's Conscienc y comes
into ye world is x and ye ye light would saue him if obeyd ? The Ans' to ys in thiere bookes is, The light is but one wch is xt, who enlight
nes one, and all are enlighined wth one light, as in the 3d pag of y booke, and in je close of ye booke. Ad: yt ys is called ye light of yor Conscienc, the true teacher, and sayd to be the first step to peace. ult verba. Mary Prince Do yow oune the letter yow sent me? which was sheu (blot)
hir. Ans". Yes : and sayd it was ye eternall word of ye lord wich must stand for
euer, and should stand; and sayd further, she wrote this as a prophet, one of
ye lord, and was Guided by yo Infallible Spirit of ye lord. 6. Quest. Whether yow oune that the scriptures are the rule of knowing God
and living to him? Ans". The eternall word is ye Rule of theire liues, and not ye written word: and
in Ans'. to ye Question propounded from them : That if yow had not the scriptures to direct yow yet yow haue yi wthin yow wch was before scripture, yt vould guide you aright.
To wch Mary Prince Ansrd, yea, and yt it was a sufficyent Guide. 7. Quest. Doe yow Acknowledg ye xt is God and man in one pson ?
This they will not acknowledg. 8. Quest. Doe yow Acknowledg one God subsisting in three persons - father,
sonne and holy Ghost? Ans'. They Acknowledg no Trinity of persons. 9. Quest. Whither yow Acknowledg y God and man in one person remayne
foreuer a distinct pson from God ye father and God ye holy Ghost and from ye saints, notwithstanding theire vnion and comunion wth him?
This they will not Acknowledge. 10. Quest. Doe yow Acknowledg your self a sinner?
This they will not Acknowledge. 11. Quest. Doe yow Acknowledg Baptisme wth water to be an ordinance of God?
This they will not Acknowledg.
* Dorothy Waugh.
A COMPLETE LIST OF THE MINISTERS OF BOSTON OF ALL DENOMINATIONS, FROM 1630 TO
1942, ARRANGED IN THE ORDER OF THEIR SETTLEMENT.
Cong. 1st Chh.
1st Bapt. Chh.
Inst. Nov. 22, 1630 Died Aug. 7, 1667
Nov. 9, 1655 Dism. April 15, 1672
1684 Died Dec. 9, 1702 Induct. June 15, 1686 Res.
1687 Died May 20, 1715
July 17, 1693 Died Dec. 12, 1697
Harv., 1691 England
Timothy Cutler, D. D.
Samuel Cooper, D. D.
Cong. Old South
1st Bapt. Epis.
1st Bapt. Chh.
N. Bennet St.
2nd Bapt. Cong.
Brattle St. Epis.
Ord. Aug. 28, 1700 (Died Feb. 13, 1717
1, 1718 Died Oct. 22, 1758
1719 Lest March 7, 1748
28, 1723 Died Feb. 26, 1739
23, 1741 Died June 27, 1785
1743 Yale, 1724
1747 Died Aug. 25, 1755
Scotland Induct. Aug. 28, 1747 Died April 14, 1767
5, 1748 Died April 12, 1785
1755 Dism. Nov. 1775
1759 Left Aug. 5, 1767
Inst. Feb. 25, 1761 Died Aug. 25, 1763
Inst. Jan. 9, 1765 Died Mar. 12, 1807
May 6, 1767 Died Aug. 14, 1804
Ord. Sept. 9, 1770 Lest July 19, 1772
Ord. Sept. 25, 1771 Died Dec. 30, 1775
Oct. 3, 1773 Dism. Oct. 7, 1787
Harv., 1774 Ord. July 8, 1778 Died April 1, 1798
Induct. Aug. 1778 Dism. Sept. 1785
(To be continued.)
A Complete List of the Ministers of Boston.