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1623 ca1698
one of the first travelling Quaker ministers. She was one of the Valiant Sixty, the group of early itinerant Quaker preachers whose mission was to spread the spiritual message of the founder of the Quakers, George Fox. In 1658 Fisher felt prompted to travel in a group of six Quakers to the Mediterranean and to visit the Ottoman Empire to expound her Quaker faith to the Sultan Mehmed IV. When their ship reached Smyrna, she asked the English Consul there how to contact the Sultan. He told her that to proceed would be unwise, and tricked the party of Quakers into boarding a ship bound for Venice.
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07/11/1656-First Quakers (Mary Fisher & Ann Austin) arrive in Boston and are arrested
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