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Alun Withey

women in his village.16 In 1720, Thomas Wright of Didsbury in Shropshire was similarly accused, but this time of overtly refusing to visit the sick. In testimonies from the friends and family of one Hannah Earnshaw, repeated pleas that Wright should ‘visit and pray by the said Hannah’ were met with outright refusal ‘upwards of six times’, Wright arguing that he was unqualified to administer the sacrament to her despite their repeated pleas.17 This was seen as particularly heinous by the villagers since it denied Hannah the opportunity to receive her religious rites

in Physick and the family
Carol Helmstadter

received into the church and admitted to sacraments both in Scutari and Koulali. She considered the number of conversions the Sisters’ greatest achievement in the East. She claimed that at least fifty soldiers converted to Catholicism at Koulali alone. Not one conversion came to the knowledge of any Protestant authority, she thought, because the soldiers did not even tell the nuns so as not to get them into trouble. 41 Bridgeman thoroughly disapproved of Moore because she supported Nightingale. Bolster ascribed the icy relations between the two

in Beyond Nightingale