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Excerpt from The Life, Travels, and Christian Experiences of Samuel Bownas: Memoirs of the Life of John Roberts
I was born in Westmoreland, within the compass of great Strickland Monthly-meeting, about the year 1676, and was entered in that register; and my father dying before I was one month old, I never knew him, but I have been informed that he was very honest and zealous for truth in his time, having been a considerable sufferer for the cause of religion, both in the loss of goods and liberty, the meeting being kept in his house in some of the hottest time of persecution in king Charles the Second's reign. Being left so young, and my mother having but a scanty subsistence of about £4. 105. A year, with a dwelling for herself and two children, I was about thirteen put to learn the trade of a blacksmith, with an uncle who used me unkind ly; I was afterwards put apprentice to a very.
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