A Declaration of the Yearly Meeting of Friends, Held in Philadelphia, Respecting the Proceedings of Those Who Have Lately Separated from the Society: And Also, Shewing the Contrast Between Their Doctrines and Those Held by Friends. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Orthodox.

A Declaration of the Yearly Meeting of Friends, Held in Philadelphia, Respecting the Proceedings of Those Who Have Lately Separated from the Society: And Also, Shewing the Contrast Between Their Doctrines and Those Held by Friends.

Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Kite, 1828. First edition; there was also a New York edition published the same year. 8vo, original plain brown wrappers, 32 pages. Some wear and foxing and light staining to the wrappers; front wrapper splitting along the joint; a little internal browning; a very good copy. Item #13834

"A spirit of libertinism and independency, fostered and strengthened by the neglect of proper discipline in families, prepared many to listen with delight to such sentiments, which were before unknown in the communications of our ministers. . . . The observance of the first day of the week, was held up as being superstitious; and those who did not join [Hicks] in rejecting the products of slave labour, were compared with the most abandoned and wicked characters, and pronounced unfit to take any part in promoting the cause of Truth." A lengthy and detailed enumeration of the many flaws of Elias Hicks and the Hicksite Quakers, published during the thick of the Hicksite separations. With a neat ink autograph gift inscription on the front wrapper from the well-known French-born Quaker travelling minister Stephen Grellet, who was active in America and an opponent to the Hicksites. American Imprints 33301.

Price: $100.00