Collection of sufferings of Flushing Friends during the American Revolution
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.
Language of Material
Materials are in English.
Restrictions on Access
This collection is available for research use.
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.
.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (2 folders.))
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.
- Flushing (New York, N.Y.) -- History
- Monthly Meeting of New York (Society of Friends : approximately 1671-1828 : New York, N.Y.)
- New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
- New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Meeting for Sufferings
- Quakers -- New York (State)
- Quakers -- Persecutions
- Society of Friends -- New York (State) -- New York
- Society of Friends -- Peace testimony
- Society of Friends -- Sufferings
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- War -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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