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Memorials of Deceased Friends of New-England Yearly Meeting; The Testimony of the Society of Friends on the Continent of America

by New England Yearly Meeting

First Edition

Price: $95.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: LL-b962-01-ST
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Meeting for Sufferings, Knowles & Vose, Printers
  • Place: Providence, RI
  • Date published: 1841

Providence, RI: Meeting for Sufferings, Knowles & Vose, Printers, 1841. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 96 + 36 p. Two volumes bound together: Memorials of Deceased Friends of New-England Yearly Meeting. Published by the Meeting for Sufferings, 1841. Providence : Knowles & Vose, Printers, 1841. AND The Testimony of the Society of Friends on the Continent of America. Printed in Philadelphia, 1830. The first volume includes biographical sketches of: Moses Aldrich, Jeremiah Austin, Obadiah Brown, David Buffam, Benjamin Buffinton, Daniel Brayton, Jonathan Chace, Edward Cobb, Micajah Collins, Abel Collins, Peter Davis, James Davis, Thomas Davis, Moses Farnum, Daniel Howland, Mehitable Jenkins, Elizabeth Mott, Valentine Meader, Abigail Miller, Joseph Mitchell, Marble Osborne, Obed Paddock, Dorcas Peckham, Theophilus Shove, Daniel Southwick, Elisha Thornton, Samuel Thurston, Sarah Winslow. The second volume of Testimony reflects the Society's dismay over the "deeply affecting schism" in the Society of Friends, despairing over the "the introduction of speculative opinions, under specious colorings," and warning that "the writings of our early Friends [are] perverted to support those views." This piece advocates for following the correct path, and condemns slavery and the slave trade; slaves are "having their just right to liberty and property violently withheld." A fascinating look at the history Society of Friends. The volumes have been bound together in new black cloth with gilt lettering. This is an exlibrary copy from Cape Cod's historic Sturgis Library, the oldest library building in the country. Library marks are minimal, and include title page stamp and removable barcode on rear endpaper. Gilt call number on cover. Scattered foxing. Fine condition.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.