19 February 2013

An Incident At The Friends Meeting House Near Gunpowder Falls

Incidents and Reflections...:

"During the revolutionary war in America, a part of the American army lay near Gunpowder Falls Meeting-house, which, however, did not prevent Friends from holding their meetings for worship.  Amongst the troops there was a colonel of dragoons whose hatred of Friends was raised to such a pitch of malice, that one day when traversing the country, he came to the most cruel and extraordinary resolution of putting to the sword the Friends who were then collected at their place of worship, considering them as no better than a company of traitors."

Source - Cavalry Man Of The Revolutionary War - A Dragoon?

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