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PORTRAITURE

OF

QU A KERIS M,

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AS TAKEN FROM

A VIEW OF THE

MORAL EDUCATION, DISCIPLINE, PECULIAR
CUSTOMS, RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLES,
POLITICAL AND CIVIL ECONOMY,

AND CHARACTER,

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FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1806.

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INTRODUCTION.

Motives for the undertaking-Origin of the name

of Quakers--George Fox the founder of the Society-Short history of his life.

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From the year 1787, when I began to de vote my labours to the abolition of the Slavetrade, I was thrown frequently into the company of the people called Quakers. These people had been then long unanimous upon this subject. Indeed, they had placed it among the articles of their religious discipline. Their houses were of course open to me in all parts of the kingdom. Hence I came to a knowledge of their living manners, which no other person, who was not a Quaker, could have easily obtained.

As soon as I became possessed of this knowledge, or at least of so much of it as

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