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Collection of sufferings of Flushing Friends during the American Revolution

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-243
Contains a document listing the Sufferings of Friends belonging to Flushing Monthly Meeting given to the Committee appointed to inspect the Sufferings of Friends, 1782. Also, accounts submitted by individuals and related epistles, 1775 and 1778, from London and Philadelphia Yearly Meetings.

Dates

  • 1775-1789

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (2 folders.))

Biographical / Historical

Flushing, New York, was occupied by the British during the Revolutionary War. In accordance with the Quaker peace testimony, Flushing Friends did not participate in the war effort, refusing to lend support to either side. As a result, a number of them suffered confiscation of property. Meeting for Sufferings of New York Yearly Meeting was established in 1758 and held quarterly to represent and hold any business of the Yearly Meeting while it was not in session.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.
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