Eight Quakers Arrive in Boston and are Imprisoned by Puritan Authorities

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Eight Quakers arrive in Boston on the ship Speedwell. They are immediately imprisoned by the Puritan authorities on the orders of Governor John Endecott.

Quakers are regarded as politically and religiously subversive, and Quakers are persecuted in both England and America because Quaker teachings are deemed heretical and blasphemous.

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Jan De Hartog's 'The History of Quakerism'

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