An Epistle and Testimony from the Yearly Meeting of Friends, held in New-York, by adjournments, from the twenty-sixth of the fifth month, to the second of the sixth month, inclusive, 1828.

By: [Quakers; Society of Friends]

Price: $175.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


12mo, original wrappers. 24 pp. Author(s) not identified but with printed signatures at the end of Samuel Parsons and Anne Mott, clerks. The narration begins with a description of the "spirit of unbelief and libertinism, which has long been secretly insinuating itself amongst us." Followed by an account of how "separatists" disrupted the Society's daily business in New York. [In an 1824 epistle, preacher Elias Hicks argued that the most important principle of worship was obedience to the Inner Light, which he considered more authoritative than the Bible. By 1827, Philadelphia Quakers had split into orthodox and "Hicksites." In the next few years, the annual meetings at New York and several other cities also split.] ##### condition: Lacking original blue wrappers, otherwise Good -- 3 separate signatures of 8 pp. each. Several light stains to title page. Occasional light foxing or spotting.

Title: An Epistle and Testimony from the Yearly Meeting of Friends, held in New-York, by adjournments, from the twenty-sixth of the fifth month, to the second of the sixth month, inclusive, 1828.

Author Name: [Quakers; Society of Friends]

Categories: Americana, Ephemera, Politics & Government, Religion & Philosophy, U.S. History,

Edition: 1st edition

Publisher: NY, Mahlon Day: 1828

Book Condition: Good

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: k200225f

Keywords: quakers, society of friends, religion, philosophy, schism