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The Epistle from the Yearly Meeting Held In London [emancipation]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07633 Author/Creator: Place Written: London Type: Document Date: 1782/05/20-25 Pagination: 4 p. 33.4 x 21.2 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07633 Author/Creator: Place Written: London Type: Document Date: 1782/05/20-25 Pagination: 4 p. 33.4 x 21.2 cm

Summary of Content: Contains a letter to friends at the quarterly and monthly meetings in Great Britain and Ireland, and another letter to friends at their yearly meeting in Philadelphia. Both letters guide the conduct of Quakers, and encourage "the continuance of your endeavors for the relief of the poor opressed Africans..." Written in the fifth Quaker month.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: ReligionQuakersGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsSlaveryAbolitionAfrican American HistorySlave Trade

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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