Contains 21 Results:
John Murray, Jun., of New York, to James Bringhurst, 1787
John Bringhurst, son of James, considering move to NYC to establish a hardware business. Very interested in movement in London to abolish slave trade and wants to collect suitable tracts on the subject. (New York Manumission Society founded in 1785). Wants to establish a school for African Americans using Philadelphia’s school as a model. African Free School opened 11 month 1.
John Murray, Jun., of New York, to James Bringhurst, 1788-1789
1 month 1788, concerning New York Manumission Society in communication with committee in London. Measles epidemic. Attends monthly meeting in Flushing. In 1789, involved with founding a Society to promote employment for the poor.
John Murray, Jun., of New York, to James Bringhurst, 1790
Mention of the Quaker friends including Job Scott and Samuel Emlen. The Yearly Meeting's petition to Congress concerning slavery. Elias Hicks speaking a meetings of non members. Has his sons inoculated for smallpox and investigating if local maple syrup can replace cane sugar, helping anti-slavery efforts.
John Murray, Jun., of New York, to James Bringhurst, 1791-1793
Would like a boycott of rum and sugar, produced by slaves. Supportive of colony of free blacks in Sierra Leone. Interest in welfare of Indians and Bringhurst family.
John Murray, Jun., of New York, to James Bringhurst, 1794
Many Friends on visits in ministry, including John Pemberton to Europe. Hears that many Philadelphians are planning to evacuate the city during the summer to avoid yellow fever. Report that Job Scott died of smallpox in Ireland while in ministry. Sympathy on the death of Edward, Bringhurst's son.
John Murray, Jun., of New York, to James Bringhurst, 1795
Mention of many Friends in the ministry, and seeking a teacher for the school in NYC. On a committee that visits the Indians on the frontier. Returns in November to epidemic in the city. Sends a letter of introduction for Stephen Grellet.
John Murray, Jun., of New York, to James Bringhurst, 1796-1798
On Committee for Nine Partners School and working on the journal of the visit to the Indians. Interested in prison reform. Visit of Deborah Darby ton England. Bringhurst staying at Tiverton, Rhode Island, as fever again in Philadelphia. In 1798, a particularly harsh winter that was hard on the poor and fever epidemic.
John Murray, Jun., of New York, to James Bringhurst, 1800-1801
Mentions that a number of Philadelphia area children are educated at Nine Partners. In 1801, Elias Hicks and Elisha Thornton plan to attend Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and he mentions H.B. [Hannah Barnard] and the controversy about her religious views
John Murray, Jun., of New York, to James Bringhurst, 1802
Hudson Monthly Meeting revoked ministry of Hannah Barnard. More fever in New York and Philadelphia
John Murray, Jun., of New York, to James Bringhurst, 1803-1804
Visiting ministers, and in particular, Dorothy Ripley who visited African American meetings and William Crotch from England. He especially admires the work of women ministers.