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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting extracts concerning the Quaker Peace Testimony

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-095

Abstract

This collection contains typed extracts on meeting minutes in which the Quaker stance in war and conscientious objection are discussed. Most materials relate to Quaker activities in the U.S. Civil War.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1780-1917, 1861-1867

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The peace testimony is central in the belief and religious history of Quakers. During the U.S. Civil War, American Quakers debated the issues of passification and conscientious objection, and many Quakers suffered fines or imprisonment for their refusal to bear arms.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Deposited by; Date of acquisition--1975.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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