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Elders, first appointment of, 122.

their principles, 23; illiberal treatment of, 24;
Election and reprobation, 73.

honesty and integrity blessed, 36; carried to
Elizabeth restores the litany; act of uniformity, prison in carts, 58; worship in a steeple-house,
&c., 4, 5.

58; privileges of, 67; how to distinguish from
Epistle to Ireland, 39. On ministry, 42. Of con- others, as regards swearing, 71 ; their pious-

solation, 52, 90. To the Yearly Meeting, ness, 77; uprightness, 94, liberated by the
90. Of Christopher Story, 157.

king, 95; falsely charged with opposing the
Evans, Catharine, 174.

Light to Christ's outward appearance, 107.
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Faith, 71, 200, 219, 220.

Gilles, a company of persons called Friends reside
Fall of man, 99, 106, 221.

there, 412.
Family visits, 137.

Glasgow disturbances, 155.
Fashions, 132, 136, 1e1, 226–235, 265.

Grace, universal, 71.
Feasts, 135.

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Fifth-monarchy-men, 11, 49.
Fire in London, 67.

Hacker, colonel, 52.
Fletcher, Mary, 446.

Hat, George Fox appears in court with it on, 37,
Fox, George, memoir of, 27; integrity and simpli- 42; suffering on account of, 53, 231; William

city, 28; directed to Christ as his Saviour, Savery and David Sands ordered to take off
30; first imprisoned, 31; cruelly beaten, 31 ; theirs, 406.
cries against injustice and sports, 32; asked Hireling ministers, 133, 136.
whether any of the Quakers were Christ, 33; Holy Scriptures; doctrines proved by them; preach-
called Quaker, 33; imprisoned at Derby, 33;

ing from them, 16; not put in place of
cruelly used and charged with blasphemy, 34,

Christ, 17, 21, 23, 24, 29, 34; the words
35; sent up to Cromwell, 36; hue and cry

of God, but Christ is the Word, 35, 37,
after him, 37; is arrested; writes against

107; proposals for printing, 121; read-
oaths, 37; imprisoned, 38; at Bristol, 39; de-

ing, 145; rejected by some in Ireland,
scribes the spreading of Truth, 39; ministry,

450.
&c., 42; Wales and Scotland, 44; ordered Holy Spirit, the teacher of men, 15, 17; offices
before the magistrates at Edinburgh, 45; ar-

of, 18, 23, 29, 34, 37, 39, 44; universally
gues against college education for the minis- given, 60, 146. Christopher Story's tes-
try, 45; writes against fasts, 45 ; writes to

timony to the gift of the Spirit, 163;
parliament, 47; to wreckers, 47; Yearly

William Savery's testimony, 378.
Meeting at Balby, 47; General Meeting at Honour, 216, 218.
Skipton, 48; imprisoned at Lancaster, 48; Hookes, Ellis, 66.
addresses the king, 49; at the bar of king's Hooton, Elizabeth, 30.
bench, 49; recites the sufferings of Friends, Hoskens, Jane, life of, 460.
53; writes against J. Perrot, 55, 61; against Hotham, justice, 34.
swearing, 56 ; arrested again and liberated, Howgill, Francis, 48.
57; a reward offered for, 59; visits colonel Hubberthorn, Richard, 37, 49, 54.
Kirby, 59; arrested; oath tendered to him at

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Lancaster assize; conversation with judge
Trisden, 59, 62; writes against fighting, 60; Independents, rise and character, 6; put an end to
acts as a Christian under persecution, 63; the commonwealth and parliament, 9.
suffers greatly in prison, 63 ; removed to Indians, 21, 79, 331; pacific Indians, 339; prison-
Scarborough, 64; discourse on the universal- ers, 338, 341 ; treaty, 349.
ity of the light of Christ and the efficacy of Infidelity in Ireland, 437, 440, 441, 450.
his death, 64; on plain language, oaths, the Informers, 151, 152, 186.
church, tithes, marriage, &c., 65; liberated, Introduction, 3. Ceremonies introduced as the
66; foretells the end of the Turkish war, 67; substance of religion decayed. Reformers'
at Skipton meeting, 68; sets up Meetings for

first duty was to draw from these rites. The
Discipline, and recommends them to Friends Light leads back to simplicity. Successive
in other parts, 69; conversation with a Pa-

reformations aimed at greater spirituality,
pist, 70; visits Ireland, 72; marries, 74; writes

Reformation under Edward VI., 4.
to justices, 75; embarks for America, 78;

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writes respecting the Indians, &c., 79; an ad-
dress to the governor of Barbadoes, 80; re-

Jesus Christ, character and doctrine, 298, &c.
turns to England, and is arrested in Worces-

John the Baptist, 300.
tershire, 85; released, 86; visits Holland, Justification, 17, 18.
87, 95; gift of Swarthmore, 96; last post-

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script he wrote to Yearly Meeting's epistle, Kirby, colonel, his persecution of George Fox, 59,
100; death, 103.

72.
Friends, take no part in revolutions of the state,
10, 19; pretexts for persecuting them, 10;

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laws passed against them, 11; many reduced Language, plain, 32, 64, 132.
to destitution, 12; opposition to tithes and a Latey, Gilbert, life of, 167.
forced maintenance, &c., 15; acknowledge Laud, archbishop, 8.
the authority of Holy Scripture; offices of Laws enacted or enforced against Friends, 10, 11,
the Holy Spirit, 17; character, 19; effects of 12.

Learning, useful, recommended by George Fox, 23. Pickering, Timothy, speech to the Indians, 362,
Leicestershire, 29.

365.
Letters
of Christopher Story, 165.

Plague in London, 176.
Levis, Elizabeth, 466, 469.

Plain language, 132, 136, 182, 236, 431.
Liberty of conscience, denounced, 9; promised by Plainness, 32, 36.
Charles II., 10, 22, 23.

Play-actors, 267.
Light, Divine, 18, 30, 34, 37; curse against it, 45; Plays, 260.

not natural, 45; denied to be universal, 60, Pleasures, 265.
64, 106.

Political affairs, 65.
Lotteries, 437.

Poor, supported, 68, 133, 140; of Ireland, 435, 436.
Lore and unity, 127.

Prayer, 145, 213, 219.
Luxury, 220, 252, 262, 439, 444, 453.

Presbyterians, first established; sentiments and

number, 6; opposition to toleration, 7, 9.
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Pride, 220, 224, 240; in religion, 244.
Majolier Lewis, 409—411.

Priests, persecuting, 75.
Marriages, legality questioned, 55, 65; order in it, Prison discipline, 20.
70, 79, 128.

Propitiation, 28, 31, 44, 80, 100, 199.
Marsh, esquire, 70.

Prospectus, 1: character and writings of the early
Memorials, 137.

Friends, &c. 1.
Meeting, General, at Skipton, 48, 68.

Proud man, character of, 243.
Meeting-houses pulled down, 179.

Public rebuke, 134.
Meetings, diligent attendance of, 141.

Punishment, capital, 20, 34.
Meetings for Discipline, establishment of, 116, Puritans, 4, 5, 7, 8.
122, 124.

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Meeting for Sufferings, 68, 118.
Meetings for worship, 123; in London, establish- Quakers, when so called, 33, 34, 36; love one an-
ed, 170.

other, 66, 72; thought mad and whimsical,
Military exactions and persecution, 329.

173.
Ministry, learning unnecessary for, 6; state of, 13; Quarterly Meetings, 68, 69, 121.
not acquired at college, 29, 32, 42, 45, 46,

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102; hireling, 133, 136; certificates of min-
isters, 137; qualification for it, 148.

Ranters, 35.
Moderation, 19, 37.

Rebuke, public, 134.
Monthly Meetings, 69; at Amsterdam, 402; at

Recreations, 254, 259.
Congenies, 410.

Red Jacket, a speech of his, 360, 361, 363.
Monument to commemorate lying, 443.

Regeneration, 226.
More, Hannah, 442.

Religion, 48, 246.

Representatives, 121, 125.
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Reprobation, 44, 73.
Negroes, 79.

Rogers, William, 69.
New England, 53.

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No Cross, No Crown, 193.
Nottinghamshire, 29.

Sacrament, 41.

Salutations, 226.
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Salvation, what brings it, 71.
Oaths, law against Friends for refusing to swear, Savery, William, journal of, 325; testimony con-

11; testimony against, 20; George Fox cerning him, 326 ; his visits to Indians, 332,
wrote against them, 37, 38; of allegiance 349; visit to Virginia, 368; voyage to En-
and supremacy, 56; tendered to George rope, 370; to the continent, 374; assists in
Fox, 59; conversation with judge Trisden reconciling a difference in Germany, 387;
on swearing, 59, 65; refused by priests in concern for his own further sanctification,
France, 415; death for refusing, 455.

403; a deep sense of his unworthiness, 418;
Offenders, treatment of, 126, 141.

acknowledgment of a Turk, 420; arrival
Overseers, 125.

in Ireland, 433; visits the king of England,

445; visits Newgate, 453; embarks for
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home, 456 ; letter to him and David Sands,
Paine, Thomas, 406.

from Marconnay, 458.
Paris, 406, 416.

Schools, 23, 72, 434, 435, 437, 439.
Parnell, James, 35.

Scotch priests and their curses, 45.
Pemberton, John, 381.

Seed, Christ the, explained, 42.
Penn, William, 22.

Self-denial, 205.
Pennsylvania, 22.

Separatists arise, 69, 150; in Ireland, 450.
Perfection, 18, 30, 86.

Shackleton, Abraham, 440, 450.
Perrot, John, 55, 61, 67, 172.

Sharmon, Thomas, writes to George Fox, 56.
Persecution, of dissenters, 7; pretexts for, 10; con- Skipton, 48, 68.

stancy of Friends under, 22; of George Fox, Slaveholders, cruelty of, 331.

31; increases, 46, 75, 163, 173, 176. Sleeping in meetings, 124.
Persecutors, end of, 157, 174.

Soup-houses, 445, 446, 452.
Personal respect, 226.

Spirituous liquors, 135, 437.
Peter and Paul, 300, 301.

Sprinkling, 70.

Story, Christopher, life of, 142.

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Story, John, 69.

Waiting on the Lord, 216; accounted a crime,
Sufferings, 136; in Ireland, 455.

175.
Superfluities, Gilbert Latey refuses to deal in, Waldenses, 304.
172.

War, 6; between Charles I. and the parliament, 8;
Swarthmore, 426.

testimony against, 21, 33; declaration against,
Swearing, 38, 71.

49, 225; violation of the testimony, 450.
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Watches on the highways to arrest Friends, 38.

West, Benjamin, 415.
Talebearing, 125, 133.

Whitehead, John, 66.
Taylor, Christopher, 146.

Wickliffe on baptism, 6.
Temperance, 19, 272.

Widows, provision for them and children, 70, 74.
Thompson, Thomas, 191.

Wilberforce, William, 443, 454.
Tithes, opposed by Selden, 5; by Baptists, 6; by Wilkinson, Jemima, 351, 355.

Friends, 11, 133, 161; Friends imprisoned Wilkinson, John, 44, 69, 146.
for, 423.

Women's Meetings, 189.
Titles, 226.

Worship, 123, 209; in spirit, 210, 213.
Toleration, opposed, 7; Act, under William and Worship, houses of; practice of visiting different
Mary, 13, 22, 53.

places, 16, 31; not temples, 29.
Trade and business, 131, 181.

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Yearly Meeting, at Balby, 47, 68, 69; of New
Unity, 127.

England, 83; establishment of that in Lon-
Urie, 430.

don, 116; of those in America, 119, 122;
Usher, Elizabeth, 441.

of ministers, 122.

FRIENDS' LIBRARY.

PROSPECTUS.

their faithfulness, the way has been opened

for their successors to enjoy unmolested that AMONG the means of promoting the cause liberty of conscience, for the exercise of which of religion and disseminating a correct know. they endured long and severe persecution. ledge of the principles which distinguish the They have transmitted to us, as a precious religious Society of Friends, the general cir- inheritance, the profession of those Christian culation of the approved Writings of those doctrines and testimonies, in support of which members whose lives were devoted to the they nobly contended. A solemn and imperacause of Christ, and distinguished by con- tive obligation rests on us to maintain them formity to his sacred precepts, is calculated to inviolate. It is both our duty and our interest be peculiarly useful. Those eminent men who to be intimately conversant with their wriwere instrumental, in the Divine Hand, in tings; to imitate their piety and devotedness, gathering us to be a distinct people, were re- and to strive to be imbued with that servour markable for the depth of their religious expe- and heavenly mindedness which so conspirience, and for the clearness of their percep cuously marked their example. tions of the truths of Christianity. Their sin- The press is teeming in the present day with gleness of heart, their separation from the light and trivial publications, as well as with policy and friendships of the world, their inti- those, which, though ostensibly of a religious mate and practical acquaintance with the Holy character, contain sentiments repugnant to our Scriptures, and their attention to the unfold- views of Scripture truth. The perusal of the ings of the Spirit of Truth, eminently quali- former has a decided tendency to dissipate the fied them to distinguish the purity and spiritu- mind, to unfit it for serious meditation, and to ality of the Gospel dispensation, from the errors destroy the relish for works of a more solid with which human wisdom had obscured it and practical kind; while the latter are calcuThey did not profess to have made any new lated to weaken the attachment to our Chrisdiscoveries in religion, nor had they a new tian testimonies, and to instil opinions adverse Gospel to preach. Their work was to pro- to their support. To counteract these evils ; mulgate, in their original simplicity, the doc- to imbue the minds of the youth with the trines set forth by our blessed Lord and his knowledge and the love of our principles, and apostles; and hence they always declared their of their honourable predecessors, the study of willingness, that both their principles and prac- the selected writings of Friends could not fail tices should be tried by the Holy Scriptures, to be a valuable auxiliary. Many of their and that whatsoever was repugnant to their journals are replete with interest and instructestimony, should be rejected as false. They tion, and can scarcely be read but with profit were “bold in asserting the truth; patient in and pleasure. It is true, that owing to the pesuffering for it, and unwearied in their labours culiar style of the times in which they were for its advancement,” unmoved alike by the written, some of them are prolix and redunfrowns or favours of the world. Through dant; and the frequent disputes with its oppoVol. 1.--No. 1.

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nents, in which the Society was engaged, oc- ings for Sufferings; and within the past year, casion many of them to be of a controversial increased anxiety has been expressed that it character. Some of them too, were tempora- might be carried into effect, by the publication ry, adapted only to the circumstances which of them periodically, and in a connected sethey were designed to meet, and of course ries. Influenced by the desire to promote this have lost much of their interest. By a judi- important object, and in compliance with the cious selection and abridgment, the bulk, and solicitations of their friends, the subscribers consequently the expense of their works, have been induced to undertake the labour of would be much lessened, their excellent con- editing and publishing the proposed periodical, tents presented to the reader in a more attrac- under the title of “Friends' Library,” protive form, and their intrinsic value enhanced. vided a sufficient subscription shall be ob

These writings have become extremely tained to defray the expenses. scarce and costly. Many of them are not to Their aim will be, to give the work as be bought at all, and from various causes there much interest and value, as a careful research is no probability they will be reprinted in sin- into the literature of the Society will furnish; gle volumes; while those of modern date are to embrace the standard doctrinal treatises; becoming more difficult of access. While the the journals of Friends; the history of the stock of Friends' books is thus decreasing, the Society, and biographical notices of some disnumber of our members, who ought to be con- tinguished individuals who have left no printversant with them, is augmenting; and unlessed memoirs; with such other original or sesome more effectual mode of supplying the lected matter as may com ort with the design. wants of the Society is adopted, the access to In the prosecution of this plan they anticipate its approved writings must soon be limited to assistance from some of their friends, and decomparatively few. When we consider the ra- sign to submit the whole to the inspection of pid increase, and the wide spread of our mem- a committee of the Meeting for Sufferings. bers in new settlements, where books, and the Nearly all the Yearly Meetings having means to procure them, are alike difficult to approved the proposed plan, and recomobtain, that many of the youth are growing up mended it to Friends, it is respectfully sugto maturity with scarcely any opportunity of gested, that Monthly and Preparative Meetings reading Friends' books; the obligation which take measures to promote subscriptions among rests on those more favourably situated, to their members. Friends who may feel an inmake an effort for relieving them from these terest in the undertaking, will confer a favour disadvantages, assumes a serious aspect. Im- by forwarding to the editors the names of subpressed with these considerations, Friends in scribers, stating the Post-Offices to which their various parts of the United States, have re-copies shall be sent. peatedly expressed the desire, that a new edi

William Evans, tion of the writings of the Society, judiciously

THOMAS Evans. abridged, should be issued. The subject has engaged the attention of several of the Meet

Philadelphia, Second mo. 8, 1836.

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