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Free Produce Association of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-011

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the minutes from 1845 - 1852, from the Free Produce Association of the Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. George W. Taylor was the secretary of the organization, at least for the duration of this minute book. The minutes contain finance reports, nominations for officiers, and reports from various committees, including reports from a committee delegated to be in correspondence with Quakers in England doing similar work.


  • 1845-1852


Use Restrictions

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

Historical Notes

The Free Produce Assocation of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting was a Quaker organization, founded in 1845 in Philadelphia, PA. The free produce association was a boycott movement against "produce," anything produced by slave labor. It's constitution begins: "We believe that slaveholding is diametrically opposed to the whole spirit and tenor of the Christian religion, and that while it sustains the traffic in slaves, it is mainly supported by the traffic in and the consumption of the productions of slave labor. In order therefore to promote the use and facilitate the acquirement of goods, supplied by free labour, we unite in an Asssocation under the title of the "Free Produce Association of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting."


0.134 Linear Feet




Given to Haverford College by Friends HIstorical Association, 1948.

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  • Bulletin of Friends Historical Association, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Autumn, 1925)

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed November 2015.


Free Produce Association of Friends of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1845-1852
Mary A. Crauderueff
November 2015
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