By Henry J. Cadbuhy A sesquicentennial of the earliest organization of its kind among American Friends is celebrated by an article dealing with its work and history, entitled "Distributing the Printed Word: The Tract Association of Friends, 1816-1966," written by Edwin B. Bronner, and published in the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, XCI (1967), 342-354. Patrick Sowie has contributed to the North Carolina Historical Review, XLII (1965), 47-69, an article on the "North Carolina Manumission Society, 18161834." It is an excellent summary of the whole Quaker approach to slavery since colonial times, including efforts for legal relief, colonization of free Negroes, and migration of Quakers themselves. The odds against manumission were too great, and this society to promote it petered out. TAe History of Atlantic City Friends, 1856-1966 by Sarah W. R. Ewing is an attractive little pamphlet published by the Monthly Meeting. One of the earliest residents was Eliza P. Gurney, widow of Joseph John, who opened her house for a summer meeting. The first meeting house was built in 1872; heat was installed for year-round meetings about ten years later. A school was established in 1900 and a new building for meeting and school was
Quaker History – Friends Historical Association
Published: Apr 4, 1968
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