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Evans, Jonathan (fl. 1814) To Our Fellow Citizens of the United States.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07331 Author/Creator: Evans, Jonathan (fl. 1814) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Broadsides Date: 21 October 1814 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Quotes a Philadelphia newspaper article that characterizes opposition to War of 1812 discussed at a Quaker meeting as treason. The Quakers charge that the article is both false and a fabrication. They claim that political subjects are not discussed at their religious assemblies. They also reaffirm Quaker pacifism, but note that they are bound to live peaceably under the government, even if that means submitting to fines and imprisonment for refusing to bear arms. Issued from a Quaker meeting by the meeting clerk, Jonathan Evans. With Ex-lib stamp.

People: Evans, Jonathan

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: War of 1812, Military History, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Religion, Quakers, Treason, Politics, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison