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Abstract Collection of manuscript drafts of epistles prepared by Baltimore Yearly Meeting to send to the Yearly Meetings of Philadelphia, New York, Rhode Island, and North Carolina. Most concern the education and treatment of Indians, African Americans, and Quaker children; also, opposition to war and the production of liquor by Friends. All are handwritten with corrections.
Overview The term "epistle" is used to refer to letters exchanged between Quaker organizations, especially from one yearly meeting to another. Epistles are often used to articulate Quaker doctrine and discipline. This collection of various manuscript (handwritten) epistles was compiled from the Friends Historical Library from different sources.
Dates: 1688 - 1973
- African Americans -- Education 1
- Indians of North America -- Education 1
- Quakers -- Correspondence 1
- Quakers -- Maryland 1
- Quakers -- United States 1
- Genesee Yearly Meeting of Friends 1
- London Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends) 1
- New England Yearly Meeting of Friends 1
- New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
- North Carolina Yearly Meeting of Friends (1698- ) 1