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A44231 A brief relation of some part of the sufferings of the true Christians, the people of God, in scorn called Quakers, in Ireland, for these last eleaven years, viz, from 1660 until 1671 with an occasional treatise of their principles and practices briefly stated, whereby the innocency of their cause, for which they so suffer, is not only plainly demonstrated, but also from all false asperations and causeless pretences sufficiently vindicated / collected by T.H. and A.F. Holme, Thomas, d. 1695.; Fuller, Abraham, d. 1694. 1672 (1672) Wing H2514; ESTC R7372 56,059 82

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13._o 18._o gen._n 15._o 1._o gen._n 17._o 1._o &_o 18._o 1._o ge._n 20._o 1_o 2._o &_o 21._o 33_o 34._o &_o 22._o 9_o 13_o 14._o genesis_n 23._o 19_o 20._o genesis_n 24._o 3_o 4._o genesis_n 26._o 25._o genesis_n 28._o 1._o 2_o genesis_n 32._o 28._o gen._n 33_o 18_o 19_o 20._o genesis_n 35._o 7_o 14_o 15._o genesis_n 47._o 28_o 29_o 30_o 31._o genesis_n 50._o 24_o 25_o 26._o ex._n 17._o 15._o &_o 19_o &_o 20._o &_o 27._o 1._o &_o 30._o 1._o jerom_n chrysoft_a ambr._n origen_n act._n and_o mon._n bish_n gawden_n wil._n thorp_n wil._n brute_n act_n 5._o 29._o