October 27, 1659
Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Marmaduke Stevenson and William Robinson are hanged for being Quakers, a violation of a religious banishment sentenced upon them

Stevenson and Robinson were two of three of the Boston Martyrs; the third, Mary Dyer was executed by hanging on June 1, 1660. Stevenson’s Last Words were “This day shall we be at rest with the Lord,” while Robinson’s were, “I suffer for Christ, in whom I live and for whom I die.” A Puritan minister shouted at Robinson, “Hold thy tongue, thou art going to die with a lie in thy mouth.”

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