Item #16928 A Statement of Facts, Exhibiting the Causes That Have Led to the Dissolution of the Connexion Which Existed Between Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting and the Monthly Meeting of Friends, Held at Green Street, Philadelphia. Green Street Monthly Meeting.

A Statement of Facts, Exhibiting the Causes That Have Led to the Dissolution of the Connexion Which Existed Between Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting and the Monthly Meeting of Friends, Held at Green Street, Philadelphia.

Philadelphia: Printed on the Vertical Press by D. & S. Neall, [1827]. First edition. 12mo, original plain brown wrappers, stitched, 20 pages. A little worn, some light spotting, dust-soiling and light browning; just a trifle musty; a very good copy. Item #16928

"With such a certificate, and so endorsed, a ministering Friend applied, in the 12th. mo. 1822, to visit the families of this meeting, which service being nearly completed, he attended our Monthly Meeting, and on presenting his certificate and endorsement expressive of our unity with his Gospel labours among us, was, without a dissenting voice, directed to be made on it. After which an elder of our meeting, in his official capacity, in conjunction with several others, elders of the other city meetings, (who at this time and previously composed a self-constituted meeting of elders, concerting measures out of order of society,) signed a paper which impeached the gospel ministry of the said Friend, and thereby counteracted and arraigned the judgment come to by this meeting: although this Friend, our elder, was present when the endorsement was made, and so far concurred with it as to observe, when a proposition was made to alter it, that he 'thought it would do.'" The traveling minister was of course Elias Hicks; the elder in question who changed his views on Hicks was Leonard Snowden. The justification of the Green Street Monthly Meeting's reasons for its separation from the Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting--and though it perhaps runs somewhat contrary to the simplicity of Friends to make grand claims for this outwardly modest pamphlet, this statement stands near the head of the chain of events leading to the Hicksite separations of 1827-1828. Small tear from the lower margin of one leaf, without loss of text.

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