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This version of the Journal was dictated by Fox to an amanuensis, probably his son-in-law Thomas Lower, who made corrections at at least two stages during the process. Besides this, the manuscript was marked up at some point, presumably for printing. The transcription shows corrections and mark-up using the following conventions:

   

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deletion by first corrector (Lower)
addition by first corrector (Lower)
deletion by second corrector (also Lower?)
addition by second corrector (also Lower?)
other in-text mark-up (possibly Ellwood?)
link to further information, maps, images, etc
currently-available link to the text of Fox's Journal


This part of the edition is arranged following the layout of the original manuscript, including the various narrative and documentary interpolations. (Narative sections are colour-coded grey, interpolations beige.) The folio numbers (on the left) link through to text and image. From there you may go to text and modern-spelling version; text compared with the Short Journal; and text compared with the 1694 edition. The summary immediately below will take you to the relevant and more detailed part of the contents list.

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29v-32v

33r-34r

34v-35v

36r-36v

37r-40v

41r-44v

45r-49v

50r-63v

64r-66v

Pendle to
Firbank Fell

Preston
Patrick to
Swarthmoor

Cartmel,
Furness

Letter to
Justice
Sawrey

Kendal,
Lancaster,
Swarthmoor

Ulverston,
Walney,
Lancaster

Lancaster
Sessions
Transcripts

Various
Epistles

Around
Lancaster

67r-74v

75r-76r

76r-79r

79v-80v

81r-85v

86r-87r

87v-89r

89v-92v

94v

Various Epistles

Around Swarthmoor

Cumberland

Carlisle

Various Letters

Carlisle to Swarthmoor

Durham & Northumbl'd

Cumberland & the North


Farewell to the NorthWest



folio 29v

Yorkshire

folio 30r

Pendle Hill

folio 30v

Wensleydale; Askrigg; the Dales

folio 31r

Yorkshire Dales; Langstrothdale, Grisedale, Dent, Major Bousfield’s (Garsdale), Richard Robinson’s (Brigflatts), Justice Benson’s (Borrett)

folio 31v

Justice Benson’s; Sedbergh

folio 32r

Draw-Well; Firbank Fell

folio 32v

Firbank Fell

folio 33r

John Audland’s; Preston Patrick; Kendal; Underbarrow

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Underbarrow

folio 34r

James Dickson’s; Newton in Cartmel; Lindale; Ulverston; Swarthmoor

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Swarthmoor; Margaret Fell; Ulverston

folio 35r

Ulverston; Swarthmoor; Aldingham; Rampside; Dalton in Furness

folio 35v

Swarthmoor; Walney Island; Baycliff; Gleaston; Swarthmoor; Westmorland

folio 36r

INTERPOLATED LETTER    To Justice Sawrey

folio 36v

INTERPOLATION    To Justice Sawrey: dorse

folio 37r

NARRATIVE INTERPOLATION    Art thou that George Fox

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Blank

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Crosthwaite; Crosland; Borrett; Brigflatts; Grizedale; Swarthmoor; Underbarrow; Over Kellet

folio 38v

Over Kellet; Lancaster; Halton

folio 39r

NARRATIVE INTERPOLATION     And I was moued to declare to ye people

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blank

folio 40r

Kendal; Underbarrow; Naylor and Howgill jailed at Appleby; Swarthmoor; Ulverston

folio 40v

Swarthmoor; Crosland; Westmorland

folio 41r

Ulverston

folio 41v

Ulverston

folio 42r

Ulverston

folio 42v

Ulverston; Swarthmoor

folio 43r

Swarthmoor; Walney Island; Cocken;

folio 43v

Walney Island; Rampside

folio 44r

Swarthmoor; Yealand Conyers; Lancaster

folio 44v

Lancaster Sessions

HERE FOLLOWS A GROUP OF INTERPOLATED PAPERS

folio 45r

Geo: ffuox. I speake not[e] nothing noth n

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cryinge Children wthout ye

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NARRATIVE INTERPOLATION: Seuerall plotts & snares ye preists layde agst mee

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blank

folio 47r

Examination of George ffox: att ye sessions att Lancaster

folio 47v

Quest What say yw to ye third Question: That ye Scriptures

folio 48r

Answere ~~ As hee is soe are wee in this present World, That the Saintes

folio 48v

Doct: Marshal They may bee one and not equall/

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frest that he did aferm that he had the devenety ecenshelly in him

folio 49v

gff triall at / lankester wher / ther was 40 /prests 1652

SO FAR, ONLY IMAGES OF NARRATIVE SECTIONS FROM HERE ON

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Concerning the word / In the begining was ye word, and none knowes

folio 50v

God doth not accept. now all yt come to ye word

folio 51r

G F concerning the / Word: 165<9> / 1652

folio 51v

Wrapper blank

folio 52r

To all yow who professe the scriptures, to bee your Rule

folio52v

To all yt professe ye Scripture to bee yr rule. 1652 / this must be ingrosd / Bow to they liuinge / god: )

folio 53r

All the that professed Jesus Christ in Words and heard him not

folio 53v

And the professors they shew forth what is in them full of rage

folio 54r

Whose day which is kept hid from the world; hid from all wise Entitled ‘To all yt profese ~ Xt in words / A paper off G ff to / all professors 1654

folio 54v

A paper of G ff to all professors 1654

folio 55r

Ye word of ye lord to ye / O Burton I was moued of ye lord to come into thy assemblie at Sedburge

folio 55v

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folio 56r

The word of ye lord god To ye o lampert

folio 56v

To Burton & Lampett / Ottways brother from geo ff. 1652

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All ffreins euery where yt now ye seed of god wch bruseth ye seed

folio 57v

A childe of light and heres receiuing the wisdome wch is Justified

folio 58r

So the Lord god almity be with you all And keepe you meeteinge

folio 58v

G: ff: to ffreinds in ye ministry. 1654

folio 59r

ffreinds / Is it not knowne throughout ye nation

folio 59v

A paper of G: ffs: to ye magistrates / in ye longe parlaments time / 1653

folio 60r

Ye word of ye lord to ye Tatham who art found out of ye doctrine of Xt

folio 60v

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folio 61r

The word of ye living god to all yee people

folio 61v

A paper of G ffs to / preist Lampitt & Tatam / & to Jo: Ottways brother / about 1652

folio 62r

19TH-CENTURY LIST

To the long parliament_ / To Preist Lampite about / Otways book__etc

folio 62v

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folio 63r

G.ff. To all the Magistrates and them in authority in these nations

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out of ye transgression you come & healling yee wittnes & ye wisdome Endorsed: G: ff: to ye longe parlament / & oficers of ye army: 1652

folio 64r

Lancaster Sessions

folio 64v

Lancaster Sessions; Lancaster City; Upper Kellet; Capenwray

folio 65r

Capenwray; Over Kellet; Morecambe Bay Sands; Colonel West’s house

folio 65v

Colonel West’s house; Swarthmoor; Westmorland; Grayrigg

folio 66r

Lancaster Sessions: narrative introduction.

folio 66v

over all & gaue mee dominion ouer all in his glorious worke

folio 67r

Behould you Rulers, & harken proud men & women

folio 67v

worships where yt is not worships ye beast or yt wch is worse, ye Deuill.

folio 68r

Justice & equitie where euer it is, without flattering where it is not

folio 68v

G: ff: to such as / seeke for ye worldes / honnor, 1653

folio 69r

frend of ye truth, yeat thy minde goes out from ye truth

folio 69v

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folio 70r

To ye heads & generall of this land to stand in ye counsaile of gd

folio 70v

Friend of the truth of God The death which hath passed ouer all men is but one Endorsed: To y:e heades & generall of / ye army from G: ff: / 1652

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O People Consider who bee wthin ye parishe of Vlverston:

folio 71v

A note for Vluerstone / this {... xxx ...} / this was / to bee read in {... xxx ...}

folio 72r

ffalse christs are they that are not the seed which is christ

folio 72v

Endorsed: Gff to the / foles Christs

folio 73r

ffreinds / Adam sandes John Sawrey Wiliam Lampitt Gabriell Camelford

folio 73v

what anoyse they make oh how darke is the night yee be in

folio 74r

Envelope wrapper

G: F: To Lampit & people at /Vluerston & professers in ferns / ffell in 52–3: 56/ vncompared/

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folio 75r

Grayrigg ; Cartmel

folio 75v

Cartmel; Swarthmoor; Gleaston; Lancashire

folio 76r

Arnside; Swarthmoor; Cumberland; at Colonel West’s; Swarthmoor; Bootle

folio 76v

Bootle (Cumberland)

folio 77r

Bootle; Brigham

folio 77v

Brigham

folio 78r

Brigham; Cockermouth

folio 78v

Cockermouth; Brigham; Embleton

folio 79r

?Embleton; ‘a village’

folio 79v

Haltcliffe Hall; ?Caldbeck; on the Borders; Carlisle Abbey; Carlisle Castle

folio 80r

Carlisle

folio 80v

Carlisle; Carlisle prison

folio 81r

Letter to Judge Lawson: Oh Lawson oh Blood sucker oh Esau

folio 81v

Endorsed: gff to loson / f Carly 1653 / the hy sreave / of comberland / 1653

folio 82r

Dear brother my dear & tender loue vnto thee in the Lord Jesus

folio 82v

collour casts them into prison, most part of the Goalls in Headed gff triall at corly publeck leter / 1653

folio 83r

That the state should pretend loue to the truth ...

folio 83v

here is some hints of ye passages that Justice / Pearson & Justice Benson

folio 84r

Letter to Margaret Fell: Dear sister in the truith of god (signed: Tho Rallison) At bottom: I have bought him a shirt

folio 84v

J. Stubes to M. ff. of gff at carly dongon 1653 11 month

folio 85r

Your noyse is come vp to London wt hauock wt Imprisonment

folio 85v

though you may swell in your pride and Glor˙ in your shame G ff: paper to y:e Justices / at Carlile: yt G: ff: / in prison & persecuted ffrends / 1653

folio 86r

Carlisle prison; Carlisle Assizes

folio 86v

Carlisle prison

folio 87r

Carlisle prison; Haltcliffe Hall; Robert Withers at Caldbeck; Strickland Head; Swarthmoor

folio 87v

Haltcliffe Hall; County Durham (‘Bishopric’); Ramshaw Hall; Northumberland; Derwentwater; Hexham

folio 88r

NARRATIVE INTERPOLATION Wigton; between Haltcliffe Hall and Grisedale

folio 88v

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folio 89r

Hexham; Gilsland; Cumberland

folio 89v

A meeting on top of a hill in Cumberland; Brigham

folio 90r

Convincements in the North Country

folio 90v

Growth and good reputation of the movement

folio 91r

INTERPOLATED: 19th-century LIST

folio 91v

blank

folio 92r

Leaves Cumberland; cures in Carlisle, Cumberland, and Durham remembered; Hawkshead

folio 92v

Cure at Hawkshead; ministry by Northern Quakers throughout Britain

folio 94v

Folios 93r-94v have been reversed: this is the next section of the narrative.:
From Swarthmoor to Lancashire and to Sunderland Green