Meeting house & farm house

by Howard Haines Brinton

Pamphlet, 1972

Status

Available

Call number

CP185

Publication

Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill Publications, 1972.

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Brinton used the minutes of early Friends' meetings from the country meetings around Philadelphia to write this pamphlet about how these country Quakers of the 18th century lived up to their code of behavior, as given in the Advices of that time. The minutes report on how any lapse from the discipline was reported to and addressed by the meeting, with overseers appointed to admonish and enforce the process. The overseers were also in charge of identifying, reporting, and alleviating any cases of need in the meeting. The many cases cited and Advices quoted make this an interesting glimpse into the ways and tenor of 18th century Quaker life.… (more)

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