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. 1865 Excerpt: ...and they were encouraged to call again and again at the palace. The following letter from Mary, then about twenty years of age, gives a good ...Read MoreThis 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. 1865 Excerpt: ...and they were encouraged to call again and again at the palace. The following letter from Mary, then about twenty years of age, gives a good idea of the easy superficial kindliness of that debonair monarch: --"Mile-end Green, Near London, 27M 0f'4M mo. (6th mo.), 1664. "Endeared and tender-hearted mother, --My duty and very dear love is freely given unto thee, as also my very dear love to dear George Fox. "This is chiefly to let thee understand that sister and I were at Whitehall yesterday, where we spake to the King, and told him that if he would please to signify something to the judges before they went their circuit to release you, otherwise it would be late, for the time of the assizes drew near. He said he would release you, if we would promise you would not go to meetings. Sister said we could make no such engagements, for the meeting hath been kept many years, and never hath done any harm. He said, 'Cannot your mother keep within her own family, as she may have five present, but she must have such tumultuous meetings 1' We said she had no such meetings; they are only her neighbours that come. "The King said, there were some Quakers in the last plot Sister said that could not be proved. He said he had letters about it, and the names. So Chifines (the King's favourite page) bid us come on the Fourth day, and we do intend to go tomorrow. When there, about a week since, I told the King that now the assizes drew very near, if he did not do something for thee soon, they would run thee into premunire, and get thy estate from thee and from thy children; and I requested him to take it into consideration. He was then very loving to me, and said he would take it into consideration, and added, 'They shall not have her estate from her.' He took ...Read Less
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