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Executive Committee.



MEMBERS OF THE PIKE FAMILY
ASSOCIATION.



Pike, Mrs. Addie M.,
Miss Arra May,
Miss Agnes M.,
Miss Ali(?e B.,
Albert Hilton,
Alvin,
Dr. A. Stanley,



120 Waterman, Ave., E. Providence, R. I.

Water ville. Me.

6 Gordon St., Newbnryport, Mass.

Kane St., Dorchester, Mass.

Epping, N. H.

Sweden, Me.

Rochester, N. Y.



303 Alexander St.



Pike



(1902 J

Topsfield, Mass.

199 W. 6th, vSt., Boston, Mass.

199 W. 6th, St., Boston, Mass.

122 Pearl St., Boston, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.

Wheaton Seminary, Norton, Mass.

Saco, Me.

Saco, Me.

Livermore, Me.

Clifford S., (1901) (with H, & \V. S. Drew) Jacksonville, Ela.
Charles Sumner, (19l»2) 1033-1034 Marquette Bid. , Chicago, 111.
Rev. Cornelius, (1902) 60 Sycamore St., Nesv Bedford, Mass.
Mrs. Cornelius, (Laura Barker) (1902)

60 Sycamore St., New Bedford, Mass.

Daniel C, 64 Cxreen St., Lowell, ]Mass.

Mrs. Daniel, (Arabella S. ) 64 Greeu St., Lowell, Mass.

David B., 120 Waterman Ave., E;. Providence, R. I.



Baxter Paj'son,

Charles O.,

Mrs. Charles, (Lucinda C.

Miss Cora B.,

Charles M.,

Caleb,

Mrs. Caleb, (Susan A.)

Miss Clara M.,

Dr. Clifford L.,

Mrs Clifford, (Cora F.)

Charles F., (1901)



Elroy P.,

Mrs. Elroy P., (Ada A.)

Miss Emma E.,

Miss Etta G.,

Miss Eva A.,



33 State St.
33 State St.



Salisbury, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.

Epping, N. H.

Portsmouth, N. H.

Portsmouth, N. H.



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Records of the Pike Family.



rikf, ;\Iiss Eleanor Scott,
Edward Young,
Rev. Dr. Kzra B.,
Mrs. Elizabeth A.,
E. Bertram,

Mrs. Elizabeth Currier,
Ezekiel,
Miss Ellen xM.,
Edwin R.,

.Mr.s. Edwin B., (Harriet F.)
Ezra B. , Jr.,
Miss Eva A., (1901)
Rev. Elias T., (1902)



Box 196, Lawrence, Mass.

10 2iid St., Nevvburyport, Mass.

East Brentwood, N. H.

East Brentwood, N. H.

Pike's Station, N. H.

West Derry, N. H.

Revere, Mass.

Antrim, N. H.

Pike's Station, X. H.

Pike's Station, X. H.

East Brentwood, X. H.

Livermore Falls, Me.

Williamsburg, Iowa.



Frank C,

P'reeman Dudley,

Frederick S., (Died, July 12, 1901)



Keene, X. H.

Milton, X. H.

Worcester, Mass.



P'rederick \.,

George T.,

George H . ,

Mrs. George P".,

George C,

Mrs. George C,

(jcorge K.,

Mrs. George K.,

Gordon B.,

Miss Gertruile Irene,

Herbert .\.,
Mrs. Herbert .\.,
Hattie X.,
Miss I lannali,
Horace L.,
Mrs. Horace I

:\Iiss Ida Mae,



1901)



Joseph T.,

Capt. John I''.,

Jonathan,

John Q.,

Mrs. John Q., (Sadie M )

Jabez IVI.,

Jabez M. , Jr.,

James,



686 Washington St., Boston, Mass.

Brockton, Mass.

Newfields, X. H.

Los Angeles, Cal.

Salisbury, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.

Kane St., Dorchester, Mass.

Kane St., Dorchester, ISIass.

Ill 5th Ave., New York, X. Y.

(19011 124 South 12th St., Reading, Pa.

44 Winthrop St., West Xewton, ^lass.

44 Winthrop St., West Xewton, Mass.

203 Lexington St., p;. Boston, Mass.

Newfields, N. H.

Sonth Rend, Ind.

South Bend, Ind.

Aberdeen, S. D.

43 Exchange Place, New York, X. Y.

46 Hollywood St., Worcester, Mass.

Livermore P'alls, Me.

ICpping, N. H.

P'pping, N. H.

Lubec, Me.

l<ubec. Me.

Dan vers, Mass.



Re CO ids of the Pike Fauii/y. 19

Pike, Mrs. James, Danvers, Mass.

" Joseph E., 8 Dracut St., Lawrence, Mass.

" John Charles, Brookfield, N. H.

" Mrs. John Charles, Brookfield, N. H.

" James O.. Newfiehis, N. H.

" John S., Exeter, N. H.

" Mrs. John S., . Exeter, N. H.

" John B., Salisbury, Mass.

*' Mrs. John B., Salisbury, Mass.

" John Arthur, S Lincoln St., Rochester, N. Y.

" Jay Nelson, 1 Abstract Block, Lake City, Minn.

" James S., ^ Readsboro, Vt.

" Mrs. James, (Rev.) (1901) Newfields, N. H.

" James M., (1902) Livermore Falls, Me.

" Miss Katherine A., Salisbury, Mass.

" Miss Katherine G., (1901) 313 Taylor St., San Francisco, Cal.

" Leonard, Jr., 81 Chestnut Ave., Jamaica Plains, Mass.

" Leroy F., Cornish, Me.

" Miss Lillian, Coast Survey, Washington, D. C.

" Mrs. Louise, (1901) Natick, Mass.

" Lucian H., (1901) Woodstock, Vt.

" Mrs. Lucian H., (1901) Woodstock, Vt.

" Miss Marion H., 14 Bigelow St.. Cambridgeport, Mass.

" Miss tlary French, Lubec, Me.

" Miss M. Lina, Granite Ave., New Dorchester, Mass.

" Mrs. Margaret A., 6 Gordon St., Newburyport, Mass.

" Mrs. Mark H., 87 Lilly Ave., Lowell, Mass.

" Miss Mary E., Salisbury, Mass.

*' Moses K., Salisbury, Mass.

" Marion J., 195 Broadway St., New York, N. Y.

" Nelson L., New Bedford, Mass.

" Nathan C, 141 Commercial St., Boston, Mass.

" Nelson Cook, 1 Abstract Block, Lake City, Minn.

" Noah H., Chenoa, 111.

" N. Gordon, (1901) 175 So. Elliot Place, Brooklyn, N. Y.

" Col. Nicholas, (1901) 43 Exchange Place, New York, N. Y.

" Miss Nellie May, (1901) 124 South 12th St., Reading, Pa.

" Otto Lehmam, (1901) Metlakahtla, Alaska.

" Otto Samuel, (1901) Maiden, Mass.

" Robert H., Union, N. H.

" Rachel F., 46 Hollywood St., Worcester, Mass.



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Pike, Roy INIaniiiiii^,

" Ray,

" Richard Al)l)ott,

" Sarah W.,

" Miss S. (lertruile,

" Samuel W.,

" Thomas H. ,

" William A.,

" Mrs. William A.,

" Warren C,

" Wilbur C,

" William Roger,

Mrs. William Rojijer,

" Walter N.,

" .Mrs. Walter X., (Harriet

" Willard Carlos,

•• Mrs. Willard Carlos,

" Vvon,



1 Abstract Rlock, Lake City, Minn.

ICast Brentwood, N. H.

Minneapolis, Minn.

Upland Road, Brookline, IMas.s.

Salisl)ury, Mass.

Paxton, Mass.

65 Foster St., P:verett, Mass.

ii State St., Portsmouth, N. H.

3.1 State St., Portsmouth, N. H.

Peal)odv, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.

Reading, Pa.

Reading, Pa.

Floral Park, N. Y.

Ivlleu) Floral Park, N. Y.

302 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, Minn.

302 p;. 26lh St., Minneapolis, Minn.

Coast Surve\', Washington, I). C.



Adams, Mrs. I.ucv,

Miss .Mice Walton,
Arnold, Miss (irace W.,
.•\llen, Carrie M. ,

Belmore, Bruce W.,

Mrs. Flora C,
BartU-tt, Moses S.,

:\Irs. .T. M.,
Blumpey, .Mrs Phili]i II.,
Boynton, Mary \\.,
Breed, Mary .\.,

.Vrcher P\,
Barnes, Mrs. Joseph H.,
Buswell, C.eorge W.,

Mrs. Anna Cilley,
" Mrs. Emma Pike,

Brown, Mrs. Henry Pike,
" Ann Pike (Iraves,

Barton, Mrs. P:iizabeth Wells
Burl)ank, Sylvanus W.,

Mrs. Sylvanus W.,



Box 72, Exeter, N. H.

Sinillitown, X. H.

Pike's Station, X. H.

17 Greenwood St., .\mesbur\ , Mass.

84 Broadway, Brooklyn , .\. Y.

Princeton, Me.

Salisbury, Mass.

1970 Summit St., Oakland, Cal.

Newburyport, Mass.

lapping, X. H.

38 Breed St., Fvnn, Mass.

38 Breed St., Eynn, Mass.

191 Trenton St., E. Boston, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.



Newburyport, Mass.
167 High St., Newburyport, Mass.
Box 473, I/ivermore, Falls, Me.
(Celinda F). )

Box 473, Livermore, P'alls, Me.



Records of the Pike Fa»nly



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Bennett, Miss Laura E.,
Miss Nellie F.,
Butler. Mrs. Mary S., (1901)
Burns, Mrs. Clementine K., (1902



Chandler, John F.,
Cook, Mrs. J. F.,
Cole, Mrs. Harriet Pike,
Coffin, Miss Mary H.,

Miss Hannah Buswell,

" Mrs. Anna E.,

" Amos Buswell,
Cheney, Mrs. Harriet N.,
Currier, Mrs. Ann Pike,

" Jonathan B.,

" Mrs. Jonathan B.,
Clark, Mrs. Sarah H.,
Colburn, Mrs. Elizabeth Pike,
Chase, John C,
Conaut, Martha P.,
Crowe, Mrs. Martha H.. (1901

" Charles H., (1901)

Dow, Fred,

" A. Warren,

Mrs. A. Warren,
Dearborn, Mrs. Hannah Abbie
Davis, Miss Elizabeth Pike,
Dunn, John, W.,

" Miss Mildred Anna,

Eaton, Nellie C,
Evans, John O.,

Fisk, Mrs. Sarah E.,
French, Charles Pike,

Mrs. A. W.,
Frothingham, Dr. J. E.
Fuller, Miss Sara,
Flint, Mrs. Ellen M.,



87 Revere St., Bcston, Ma.ss.

87 Revere St., Boston, Mass.

Somersworth, N. H.

vSaco, Me.

Box 38, Graniteville, Mass.

27 Thorndyke St., Brookline, Mass.

27 James St., Boston Highlands, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.



10 2nd St., Newburyport, Mass.
Salisbury, Mass.



Concord, Mass.

West Derry, N. H.

Derry, N. H.

Walnut Hill School, Natick, Mass.

East Stroudsburg, Pa.

East Stroudsburg, Pa.

Salisbury, Mass.



34 Bow St., Somerville, Mass.

24 Rockland St., Roxbury, Mass.

102 Chambers St.. New York, N. Y.

Clarksburg, W. Va.

Salisbury, Mass.



1789 Hen Ave., Minneapolis, Minn.

, 11 Allston St., Cor. Bulfinch, Boston, Mass.

2733 Broadway. New York, N. Y.

Died, Juue 5, 1902) Sweden, Me.



Fuller, Mrs. Bertha M., (1902

Oilman, S. E.,

Mrs. Lucy J.,
Gorring, Mrs. R. H.,
Gallond, Mrs. Charles B.,



Florence, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.

Peabody, Mass.

Newton, Mass.



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Graves, Airs. J. E.,
Gil>l)oiis, Mrs. Annie Pike,
(jt-riisli, Mary N.,
Greeiileaf Al)l)ie Mary,

Anne Kdwards,
(rorwai/.. Amy F. Lewis,
Gil man, Kuyene C, (1901)

Mrs. Paigene C, (1901



Newton, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.

9 Parson's St., Newburyport, Alass.

9 Parson's St., Newburyport, Mass.

1 Buck St., Newburyport, Mass.,

405 Main St.. Worcester, Mass.

) 405 Main St., Worcester, Mass.



Gralc, Mrs. Nellie M., (1901) 63 Garfield St., So. Lawrence, Mass.

Peabody, Mass.

Peabody, Mass.

Plymonlh. N. H.

Plymouth. N. H.

West Newbnr\', Mass.



Hunphrey, B. B.,

Mrs. B. B., (.\da)
Heath, Miss Alma A.,
Hull, Airs. H. W.,
Hills, .Mrs. Thomas G.,
Haskell, Mrs. .\nnie M.,
Hoyt, Cynthia Pike,
Hale. Mrs. Kdward A.,

Ralph Tracy,
Hayes, Mrs. J. F.,
Hardy, Mrs. F^annie Pike,
Heald. Clarence F;.,

Rev. Airs. Katherine Pike,



26 Olive St., Newburyport, Alass.

2 2i»d St., Newburyport, Alass.

Newburyport, Alass.

Newburyport, Alass.

Exeter, N. H.

West Derry, N. H.

San Raphael, New Alexico.

San Raphael, Alexico.



Haskell. Airs. Mary I)., (1901) 12 Oliver St., So. Framin<<ham, .Mass
Hazelton, Aliss Annie, (1902) 202 Juneau .Vve.. Alihvaukee, Wis

Jones, George H., 29 Crescent St., W. Newton, Alass

Airs. George H., (Linda AI.)

29 Crescent St
29 Crescent St



Herbert Pike,

Kendall, Aliss Helen B..
Kimball, Airs. Carrie Mudge



W. Newton, Alass.
W. Newton, Alass.



Alalden, Alass.
;i9()l)
26 'I'homas Road, .Swampscott, Alass.

149 Millett Si., Dorchester, Alass.

ICast Canibriilge, Alass.

5 Otis Place, Newburyport, Alass.

Salisbury, Alass.

Salisbury, Alass.

Smithtowu N. H.
Wakefield, N. H.
Amesbur)', Mass.
Farmington, Ale.
Mudge, Airs. Sarah S., (1901) 23 Thomas Road, Swampscott, Alass.



Lincoln, Airs. Beiijimin C,
Leightoii, Airs. Ellen I'ike,
Latime, l^velyn W.,
Lewis, Alary Smitli,
Alvin L..

Marston, Airs. Otis,
Alaleham, Aliss Sarah,
Alorrill, Aliss Elvira,
Alerrow, Roscoe Allen,



Records of the Pike FaDiiIy. 23

:Noyes, Emma R., Newburyport, Mass.

Moody Brickett, 53 Federal St., Newburyport, Mass.

" Mrs. Moody Brickett, 53 Federal St., Newburyport, Mass.

W. Herbert, 102 State St., Newburyport, Mass.

Nichols, Miss Annie, Searsport, Me.

Pray, James Pike, 1438 Columbus Ave., Boston, Mass.

Perry, Miss Georgianna W., 141 Newbury St., Boston, Mass.

Pettengill, William F., Salisbury, Mass.

John Q. A., .. ■ ..

Mrs. John Q. A., (Mary R.) " "

Mrs. Edith Pike, 6 Pearl St., Amesbury, Mass.

Pollard, Mrs, A. W., Lowell, Mass.

Pierce, Edna Stickney, Marblehead, Mass.

Peabody, Mrs. John x\., 62 Middlebury St., Lawrence, Mass,

Peirce, Mrs. Louisa Tenney, Frankfort, Me.

Miss Sarah Louise, Frankfort, Me.

Page, Eleanor Scott, (1901) Lawrence, Mass.

Pratt, Mrs. Loretta Pike, (1902) Box 713, Erie Co., North East, P.i.

Pierce, Mrs. Marcia, K., (1902) Newtonville, Mass.

Russell. Mrs. William T., (Viola J.) Sprucehurst, Wellesley, Mass.

Rolf, Mrs. John C, 30 Ea.st High St., Newburyport, Mass.

Rolfe, Mrs. Charles A., Princeton, IMe.

Ryder, A. F , Lawrence, Mass.

Mrs. A. F., Lawrence, Mass.

Ross, Mrs. Helen Walton, Ipswich, Mass.

Marion Pike, Ipswich, Mass.

Rundlett, Mrs. Lizzie Pike, Exeter, N. H.

Stevens, Howard Whittier, • Salisbury, Mass.

Sherman, J. A., Snvoy, Mass.

Stickney, Miss Mary E., Newburyport, Mass.

Sawyer. Adelaide Pike, Salisbury, Mass.

Story, Mrs. Annie Pike, 12 .\tlantic Ave., Beverly, Mass.

Snow, Mrs. A. P., 56 High St., Newburyport, Mass.

Miss Mary C, 56 High St., Newburyport, Mass.

Smith, John F., Salisbury, Mass.

Sweeney, Mrs. Harriet Pike, Salisbu y, Mass.

Seward, Mrs. Frank D., 115S North Main St., Providence, R. I.

Swain, Mrs. Emma F., (1901) 3 Temple St., Haverhill, Mass.

Sawyer, Robert W., (1901) Bangor. Me.

Smith. Mrs. Hannah F. P., (1902) Sweden, Me.

Tuttle, Emily Pike, Antrim, N. H.



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Tarsey, Mrs. Charles M.,
True, Miss Helen,

" P. A.,
Titcoinb. Mrs. Theodate Pike,
Towne, Mrs. Ahhie W.,



87 Lilly Ave., Lowell, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.

Salisbury, Mass.

3 W. msth St., New York, N. Y.

42 Beach St., Salem, IVIass.



Tibbetts, Mrs. Ruth A., 42 Purchase St.. Newburyport, :\Iass.

Tilton, Mrs. Daniel R., (1901) 46 Federal St., Newburyport, Mass.
Tuttle, Mrs. Lizzie S., (1901) Hillsboro Bridj^e, N. H.



Usher, Ellis B.,

Yeasey, Henry. (1901)

Wetherbee, Miss Fannie,

Mrs. Eliza M. Pike,



La Crosse, Wis.

Northwood, N. H.

Lexington, Mass.
Lexington. Mass.



Watkins. Mrs. Frances M.,
Whiting, Daniel B.,
White, Mrs. Harriet Pike,
Wright, Abbie Pike,

David B..

Mrs. Cynthia A.,

John B. M.,

Mrs. Ennna M., (1901)
Walker, Mrs. John.,
Wheeler. Edward,
Wilson, Mrs. Henry A.,
Whilinan, IMiss A. S.,
Whitten, Mrs. Georgia S., (1901)
Witliertll, Irns L., (1901)

Mrs. Irus L., (1901)



27 Thorndyke St., Brookline, Mass.

1 Temple Place, Haverhill, INIass.

349 Garden Ave., Mt. Yernon, N. Y.

So. Framinghani, INIass.

Merrimac, Mass.



Graniteville. Mass.

Salisbury, ]\Iass.

Burlington, Yt.

Newburyport, Mass.

Nashua, N. H.

Berwick, Me.

22 Portland St., Lvnn, Mass.



SECOND REUNION OF THE PIKE FAMILY.



May 20, 1901, the following call was issued by the
Association : —

The Pike Familj^ Association respectfully request your
presence at their next family reunion, to be held at Salis-
bury, Mass., on Tuesday, June 18, 1901.

This invitation includes all persons of the name of Pike
or descended therefrom, whether descended from John of
Newbury, Hugh of Newbury, James of Charlestowm, or
from any other ancestor of this great name.

The gathering will take place in the forenoon ; dinner
about 12 M. ; exercises about 1 P. M. ; after which the
business meeting of the association.

All who can will remain till the following day for the
sociabilit}' of the occasion. Please give notice through
your local papers and notify your relatives, or send me
their names that they may be notified by the secretary.

This association was organized September 12, 1900, at
Salisbury, Mass., with an admission fee of fift}' cents, and
yearly dues twenty -five cents. All the above named are
respectfull}' invited to join the association.

Accommodations can be had at Hotel Gushing, Salisbury
Beach, to which fifty sleeping rooms have been lately
added. To engage rooms ahead, address James McCon-
nell, manager.

Per order Executive Committee,

CLIFFORD L. PIKE, Sec. and Treas.,

Saco Maine.



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Upon the above date, Tuesday, June 18, 1901, the Pike
Family x\.s.socialion met at Hotel Cushing, Salisbury
Beach, as per vote of same at the previous meeting; the
al)ove date having been fixed by the Executive Committee.

There was a large gathering of the meml^ers in the fore-
noon : dinner was served at 12.30; and tiie Association,
having gathered in one of the spacious new halls connected
with the establishment, was called to order by Hon. John
Q. Evans, a member of the Executive Committee, the
president not being present and several of the vice-presi-
dents having declined to serve.

The record of the proceedings of the Association on
Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11 and 12, 1900; were
read and approved.

The treasurer's re])ort was then read which was as
follows: —

Money received for membership fees, $125.00

dues, 5.25

paid for reunion of 1900 i.e.,
postage, $24.00; printing and
envelopes, $6.00, J. Q. Evans,
50c, $30.50

paid for reunion of 1901 i.e.,
postage, $26.90; printing,
$6.50; envelopes, $3.60,
paid for record book,
paid for other postage and in-
cidentals as allowed by Execu -
tive Committee,
To balance account,



37.00


1.25


5.00


56.50



$130.25 $130.25



Cash on hand June 17, 1901, $56.50

The Treasurer's report having been approved by J. Q.
Evans, J. T. Pike and Rev. Ezra B. Pike of the Execu-
tive Committee was accepted In' the Association.



Recoj-ds of the Pike Family. 11

The Executive Committee met and having approved the
Treasurer's report, voted to hold the next meeting of the
Pike Famih' Association at Boston, Mass., about the first
of October, 1902 ; the exact time and place in Boston to be
left with the Secretary of the Association. At two o'clock
the program was called.

PROGRAM.

Prayer, . Rev. Ezra B. Pike of East Brentwood, N. H.

Address of Welcome, Hon. John Q. Evans of Salisbury, Mass.

Report of Secretary,

Report of Treasurer,

How the Women Went from Dover, (Whittier)

Miss Edna Ruby Sibley, Ruby Farm, Marblehead, Mass.
Remarks, Rev. Ezra B. Pike, East Brentwood. N. H.

Remarks, Col. Nicholas Pike, 43 Exchange Place, New York, N. Y.
Remarks, Joseph T. Pike, 34 Exchange Place, New York, N. Y.
Remarks, Dr. Clifford L. Pike. Saco, Me.

Singing of America,

Remarks, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Pike, East Brentwood, N. H.

Adjournment of the ^Meeting.



HOW THE WOMEN WENT FROM

DOVER.



BV J. G. WHITTmR.



The followinj^ is a copy of the warrant issued by Major Waldron,
of Dover, in 1662. The Quakers, as was their wont, prophesied
against him, and saw, as they supposed, the fuliilhnent of their
prophecy when, many years after, he was killed by the Indians.



To the constables of Dover , Hampton, Salislmry, NeivhiD-y, Ro7V-
lc\\ Ips-a'ich, IVenham, Lynu, Boston, Roxtniry, Ded/iam, and
until these z'a,^'ado/nl Quakers are carried out of this jurisdiction.

You and every one of you are re(|uired, in the Kinjj;'s Majesty's
name, to take these vaj^abond Quakers, Anne Colman, IVIary Tom-
kins, and Alice Amlirose, and make them fast to the cart's tail, and
driving;; the cart through your several towns, to whip them upon
their naked backs not exceeding ten stripes apiece on each of them,
in each town ; and so to convey them from constable to constable
till they are out of this jurisdiction, as you will answer it at your
peril; and this shall be your warrant. Rich.\kd W.^i^dron.

Dated at Dover, December 22 , 1662.



This warrant was executed only in Dover and Hampton. At
Salisbury the constable refused to obey it. He was sustained by
the town's people, who were under the influence of Major Robert
Pike, the leading man in the lower valley of the Merrimac, who
stood far in advance of his time, as an advocate of religious freedom,
and an opponent of ecclesiastical authority. He had the moral
c-ourage to address an al)le and manly letter to the court at Salem,
remonstrating against the witchcraft trials.



The tossing sj)rav of Cocheco's fall

Il.irdtned to ice on its rt)ck}' wall,

.\s through Dover town, in the chill, gray dawn.

Three women passed, at the cart-tail drawn!

Hared to the waist, for the north wind's grip
.*\nd keener sting of the constable's whip,
Tin- blood thai followed each hissing blow
I'"roze as it sjiriukleil the winter snow.



Records of the Pike Family. 29

Priest and ruler, boy and maid
Followed the dismal cavalcade;
And from door and window, open thrown,
Looked and wondered gaffer and crone.

"God is our witness," the victims cried,
"We suffer for Him who for all men dieil ;
The wrong ye do has been done before,
We bear the stripes that the Master bore !

"And thou, O Richard Waldron, for whom
We hear the feet of a coming doom.
On thy cruel heart and thy hand of wrong
Vengeance is sure, though it tarry long.

"In the light of the Lord, a flame we see
Climb and kindle a proud roof-tree;
And beneath it an old man lying dead,
With stains of blood on his hoary head."

"Smite, Goodman Hate- Evil !— harder still!"
The magistrate cried, "lay on with a will!
Drive out of their bodies the Father of Lies,
Who through them preaches and prophesies!"

So into the forest they held their way.
By winding river and frost -rimmed bay.
Over wind-swept hills that felt the beat
Of the winter sea at their icy feet.

The Indian hunter, searching his traps.
Peered stealthily through the forest gaps;
And the outlying settler shook his head, —
"They're witches going to jail," he said.

At last a meeting-house came to view;

A blast on his horn the constable blew;

And the boys of Hampton cried up and down,

"The Quakers have come!" to the wondering town.

From barn and woodpile the goodman came;
The goodwife quitted her quilting frame.
With her child at her breast; and, hobbling slow,
The grandam followed to see the show,

Once more the torturing whip was swung,
Once more keen lashes the bare flesh stung.
"Oh, spare! they are bleeding!" a little maid cried,
And covered her face the sight to hide.



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A inurmur ran round the crowd: "Good folks,"
Quoth the constable, busy counting the strokes.
"No pity to wretches like these is due,
They have beaten the gospel black and blue!"

Then a pallid woman, in wild-eyed fear.
With her wooden noggin of milk drew near.
"Drink, poor hearts!" A rude hand smote
Her draught away from a parching throat.

"Take heed." one whispered, "they'll take your cow
l"or fines, as they took your horse and plow.
And the bed from under you." "Even so,"
She said. "They are cruel as death I know."

Then on they passed, in the waning day.
Through Seabrook woods,- a weariful way;
By great salt meadows and sand-hills bare,
And glimpses of blue sea here and there.

By the meeting-house in Salisbury town.
The sufferers stood, in the red sun -down,
Bare for the lash ! O pitying Night.
Drop swift thy curtain and hide the sight!

With shame in his eye and wrath on his lip
The Salisbury constaljle dropped his whip.
"This warrant means murder foul and red;
Cur.sed is he who serves it." he said.

"Show me the order, and meanwhile strike
A blow at your peril!" said Justice Pike.
Of all the rulers the land possessed,
Wisest and boldest was he. and best.

He scoffed at witchcraft; the priest he met
As man meets man ; his feet he set
Beyond his dark age. standing ui)right.
Soul -free, with his face to the morning light.

He read the warrant: "These convey
From our precincts; at every tozvn on the way
Give each ten tashes." "God judge the brute!
I tread his order under my foot!

"Cut loose these ])oor ones and let them go;
Come what will of it. all men shall know
No warrant is good, though backed by the Crown,
For whipping women in Salisbury town!"



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The hearts of the villagers, half released
From creed of terror and rule of priest,
By a primal instinct owned the right
Of human pity in law's despite.

For ruth and chivalry only slept.
His Saxon manhood the yeoman kept;
Quicker or slower, the same blood ran
In the Cavalier and the Puritan.

The Quakers sank on their knees in praise
And thanks. A last, low sunset blaze
Flashed out from under a cloud, and shed
A golden glory on each bowed head.

The tale is one of an evil time,

When souls were fettered and thought was crime,

And heresy's whisper above its breath

Meant shameful scourging and bonds and death !

What marvel, that hunted and sorely tried.
Even woman rebuked and prophesied.
And soft words rarely answered back
The grim persuasion of whip and rack !

If her cry from the whipping-post and jail
Pierced sharp as the Kenite-'s driven nail,
O woman, at ease in these happier days.
Forbear to judge of thy sister's ways!

How much thy beautiful life may owe
To her faith and courage thou canst not know.
Nor how from the paths of thy calm retreat
She smoothed the thorns with her bleeding feet.



TO ALL PIKE DESCENDANTS

All material for the Pike Family History was unfortunately destroyed, and
although it can never be com.pletely replaced, the Association would like to collect
as much data as possible, and there is e 'closed a form which we would be glad to
have you fill out, at your convenience, that the Association may have tiae ancestry of
all its members for a permanent record, and also in the hope that some day a Pike
genealogy may be compiled. For this latter reason, even if you do not care to become

a member of the Association, we would be glad to have you fill out the form for
our files. If you can trace to anyone given in the genealogies in the Records of the


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