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Quakers Exiled in Virginia collection

Identifier: HC.MC-950-153

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the two folders of materials related to a group of Quakers exiled in Virigina during the American Revolutionary War, from 1777-1778. The collection includes both originals, and photocopies and transcripts of the materials. The materials are largely composed of correspondence, but also include decisions made by congress, and financial records of the exiles, and a single photograph of the Isaac Brown house, where Quaker exiles were held in Virginia in 1777. Includes a letter from John Hancock, 1777. The collection also includes a partial index of the materials.


  • 1777-1778

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Historical note

In September 1777, about twenty men, the majority of whom were prominent Quakers, were exiled by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under instructions from the Second Continental Congress for perceived Loyalist sympathies after refusing to take up arms against the British army. The group were exiled to Virginia, where many were incarcerated in Winchester, Va.


2 folders





Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March 2016.
Quakers Exiled in Virginia collection, 1777-1778
Kara Flynn
March 2016
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