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The Society of People A Declaration of the Society of People (Commonly called Shakers)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.05326 Author/Creator: The Society of People Place Written: New Lebanon, [Oh.] Type: Pamphlet Date: 1815/02/02 Pagination: 20p. 24.2 x 15.4

Summary of Content: "Shewing their reasons for refusing to aid or abet the cause of war and bloodshed by wearing arms, paying fines, hiring substitutes, or rendering any equivalent for military service." The pamphlet was printed by E. & E. Hosford.

People: Hosford, E

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: NeutralityReligionMorality and EthicsMilitary HistoryMilitary SubstituteShakers

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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