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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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The Persecution of Quakers.
8/21/2022 5:23:33 PM
From the Courier-Journal. Louisville KY. August 21, 1863.


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Phil Andrade
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The Persecution of Quakers.
8/23/2022 4:32:58 AM
Fabulous story, Larry !

How much credence should we place on it ?

Religious fervour was a very potent factor in those days.

Intriguing reference to the Copperheads : they would repudiate the story because, presumably, it endorsed the war as a holy endeavour against an evil power….. not good news for those seeking a compromise and peace.

It would make a superb movie, rather in the mode of The Free State of Jones.

Exaggerated or not, it’s a powerful story. It’s a theme I’ve seen replicated in stories from other wars.

Regards, Phil

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NYGiant
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The Persecution of Quakers.
8/23/2022 12:33:13 PM
The Quakers were persecuted even earlier in American History.

Those who defied the Puritans by persistently returning to their jurisdictions risked capital punishment, a penalty imposed on four Quakers between 1659 and 1661.
NYGiant
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The Persecution of Quakers.
8/23/2022 12:35:17 PM
The Quakers were persecuted even earlier in American History.

Those who defied the Puritans by persistently returning to their jurisdictions risked capital punishment, a penalty imposed on four Quakers between 1659 and 1661.

Just one of the reasons we have a 1st Amendment.( really the 3rd Amendment proposed by the FF, but #1 and #2 failed to pass.)

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