The Society of Friends Vindicated: Being the Arguments of the Counsel of Joseph Hendrickson, in a Cause Decided in the Court of Chancery of the State of New Jersey . . . to which is Appended the Decision of the Court. Law, George Wood, Isaac H. Williamson, Hicksite Controversy.

The Society of Friends Vindicated: Being the Arguments of the Counsel of Joseph Hendrickson, in a Cause Decided in the Court of Chancery of the State of New Jersey . . . to which is Appended the Decision of the Court.

Trenton, N. J. Printed and Published by P. J. Gray, 1832. First edition. 8vo, original violet linen spine, drab boards, vii, [1], 167, [1], 90 pages. Cheap paper occasionally browning; spine faded; a little staining to the boards; a very good copy. Item #14556

In 1821, the Chesterfield Preparative Meeting made a loan from its school fund to Thomas L. Shotwell, and after the meeting split in 1827 into a Hicksite meeting and an Orthodox meeting, each lay claim to repayment of the loan. The decision is of interest in part for its minute legal examination of the intricacies of Quaker process, clerking, and in finding the sense of the meeting. An ex-library copy, with a small adhesive shelf-label on the spine but no other evident library marks. American Imprints 17135.

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