Case of conscience regarding a woman who caught gonorrhea from her husband

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/162
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises iv.123
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      f 405, 205 x 160 mm.

Scope and Content

Anonymous case of conscience, concerning a woman who had come from the Plantations to be cured of a disease acquired of her husband. The consultation was to be at ‘Mr Case’s’. Quarto.

'Sir I must entreate you for a speciall friend to be one of the 3 or 4 that shall meet at Mr Cases for the resolving of this case of conscience (secretly). A pious woman in the plantations hath a sensuall husband, and Adulterer, but lamenteth it an loveth his wife; she catcheth the Gonorrhæa Virulenta of him: She cometh over into England to be cured and is cured:’ f 405v: ‘For Mr Silvester’

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black iv.123; Thomas p.28


For Thomas Case (bap 1598-d1682) see Corr 50, 1011, ODNB, ODCC and CR.