Society of Friends, 'Christian and brotherly advices'
Scope and Contents
'Christian and brotherly advices given forth from time to time by the yearly meetings in London.' There is a 'table of heads' at the beginning, listing the fifty-one subjects discussed at the meetings that are described in the volume. These include children, kings and governors, law, marriage, meeting houses, orphans, parliament, the poor, preachers, prisons, schools, servants, tithes, trading, wills and other issues effecting society. No. 51 describes the arrangements for the yearly meetings, in which 'publick friends' served as representatives of the counties. The entry under the heading 'Negroes' (p. 137) records a decision taken by Meeting in 1727 censuring 'the Importing of Negroes from their Native Country' [i.e. enslavement or enslaved labour]. There are 368 numbered pages, of which the last fifty-one are unused.
- 1755 (circa)
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Presented by Mrs W.A. Lloyd, 1983.
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