New England judged, not by man's, but the spirit of the Lord: and the summe sealed up of New-England's persecutions being a brief relation of the sufferings of the people called Quakers in those parts of America from the beginning of the fifth moneth 1656 (the time of their first arrival at Boston from England) to the later end of the tenth moneth, 1660 ...
Bishop, George, d. 1668.
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The 28th. of the 8th. Moneth, 1659.

ONce more to the general Court assembled in Boston, speakes Mary Dyar. Even as before, my Life is not accepted, nei∣ther availeth me, in comparison of the Lives, and Liberty of the Truth and Servants of the living God; for whom, in the bowels of Love and Meekness I sought you: Yet nevertheless, with wicked hands have you put two of them to Death; which makes me to feel that the mercies of the wicked, are cruelty. I rather choose to dye than live, as from you (who are guilty of their innocent blood) Therefore seeing my request is hindred, I leave you to the Righteous Judge, and Father of all Hearts; Who, with the pure measure of Light He hath given to every man to perfect withal, will in His due time let you see whose Servants you are, and of whom you have taken Counsel; which I desire you to search into: But all his Coun∣sel hath been slighted, and you would none of His Reproof. Read your Portion, Prov. 1. 24, to the 32. For verily, the night com∣eth on you apace, where in no man can work, in which you shall assuredly fall to your own Master. In obedience to the Lord, whom I serve with my spirit, and pitty to your poor souls, which you nei∣ther know nor pitty, I can do no less than once more to warn you to put away the Evil of your Doings, and Kisse the Son (the Light in you) before His Wrath be kindled in you; for where it is, there is nothing without you can help, or deliver you out of His hands at all. And if these things be not so, then say, there hath been no Prophet from the Lord sent amongst you: Though we be nothing, yet it is His pleasure to bring to nought things that are.

When I heard your last Order read, it was a disturbance to me, that was so freely offering up my Life to Him that gave it me, and sent me hither so to do: Which Obedience, being His own Work, He gloriously accompanied with His Presence, Peace and Love in me, in which I rested from labor; till by your Order, and the People, I was so far disturbed, that I could not retain any more of the words thereof, than that I should return to Prison, and there remain forty eight hours: To which I submitted, finding nothing from the Lord to the contrary: that I may know what His Pleasure and Coun∣sel Page  196 is, concerning me, in whom I wait therefore; For, He is my Life, and the length of my days: And as I said before, I came at His Command, and go at His Command.


This was given them at the first time, after she re∣turned from the place of Execution.