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  • Thomas Marsh, Independent In January 1746 authorities locked up Thomas Marsh because members of a church in Canterbury, Connecticut, were about to ordain him as their pastor. Marsh was not an ordained minister within the colony’s established church. A sizable group in Canterbury were unhappy with the establishment “soul-guide” available to them and wanted someone who would preach ...
  • John Howard reformed Europe’s prisons John Howard reformed Europe's prisons John Howard On his way from England to Portugal to survey the damage done by the great Lisbon earthquake, John Howard was captured by a French privateer. He was cruelly treated. He wrote, “Before we reached Brest I suffered the extremity of thirst, not having for above forty hours one drop of water, nor scarcely a ...
  • De Laune starved in prison De Laune starved in prison Title page of an 1834 reprint of De Laune’s Plea. The very thing De Laune feared came upon him. Challenged to respond to England’s persecution of those who dissented from the state religion, he did so but noted that such responses were usually met with violence. You can read his story in the Post-Reformation section under ...