Perrot, John

Perrot, John a preacher of the Society of the Friends, noted as a schismatic, flourished in the 17th century. He was an associate of George Fox for a while, but differing from that good man, Perrot, with a number of followers, branched off into an independent relation. He was an eccentric man, and inaugurated many impracticable measures. Thus, e.g., he went to Rome "to convert the pope," and was imprisoned by the Inquisition at Rome. While in confinement he wrote Epistles to the Romans, of which Southey says, "This book is the most frantic I ever saw." See Southy's Life and Corresp. ch. 9.

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