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The Epistle from the Yearly Meeting Held In London [Quaker conduct]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07628 Author/Creator: Place Written: London Type: Document Date: 1771/05/20-25 Pagination: 4 p. 33.3 x 21.1 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07628 Author/Creator: Place Written: London Type: Document Date: 1771/05/20-25 Pagination: 4 p. 33.3 x 21.1 cm

Letter to the quarterly and monthly meetings in Great Britain, Ireland, and elsewhere guiding Quaker conduct. The letter warns against overuse of credit, "[f]or by these Practices, many inncocent Wives and Children have been inevitably and unexpectedly involved in ruinous and deplorable Circumstances." Written in the fifth Quaker month.

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