The collection contains Quaker correspondence concerning various states' regulations on military conscription and conscientious objection in the early 19th century. A letter from Charles Gilbert, 2mo 12 1812, gives an account of imprisonments in Connecticut. The remaining letters were sent in 1821 including a detailed explanation from William Rotch of New Bedford, Rhode Island, dated 8 mo 28, 1821. Most letters are addressed to Samuel Parsons, clerk of New York Yearly Meeting. The correspondents reported on the regulations in Connecticut, New York State, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Ohio.
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[Indicate the cited item or series here], New York Yearly Meeting Collection of Militia Regulations, SC/283, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/7/resources/8825 Accessed August 17, 2019.