I ran accross this peculiar entry several years ago in:
"The Dictionary of Americanisms", by Matthews
P.E. 2835 D5 Page 1693
April 2/5 A new sect of Religionists, so called, has sprung up in Yates County, New York, called the 'Sweezyites' or 'Holy Rollers'. An appellation applied on account of their exercises being those of rolling upon the floor.
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