Wallingford, PA : Pendle Hill Publications, 1996.
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The title of this compendium of early Quaker writings (1650-1700) refers to their curious neglect, as they had been unknown and unexplored, save by experts, for centuries. These document the prominence of Quaker women as leaders in reform movements, who underwent exile, long imprisonment, and torture, all the while in close touch with their families. Included are tracts of proclamation and warning; journals and travel narratives, theological works, epistles and letters. For example, a letter in 1662, "Written in the Inquisition-Prison by the hand of Sarah Cheevers, for the hand of Henry Cheevers, my dear Husband; give this, fail not...being put into prison for God's Truth, there to remain all days of my life, being searched, tryed, examined upon pain of death;... let it be done, never so secret; the Lord will rip up all covering that is not of his own Spririt. The God of Peace be with you all. Amen." --FN
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