The History Of The Rise Increase And Progress Of The Christian People Called Quakers

Author: Willem Sewel
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But since amongst the first, there were many, who, though convinced of the truth
of the doctrine of the Quakers so called, yet had not convenient opportunity to
leave the military service, it now presented itself: for when the oath was tendered
them, they declared that in obedience to Christ's command, they could not swear;
whereupon they were disbanded. Among these was John Stubbs, a man skilled
not only in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, but also in the Oriental languages: he was