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Q U A K E R I S M,
MORAL EDUCATION, DISCIPLINE, PECULIAR
FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORMR,
Motives for the undertaking-Origin of the name
of Quakers—George Fox the founder of the Society-Short history of his life.
From the year 1787, when I began to devote my labours to the abolition of the Slavetrade, I was thrown frequently into the company of the people called Quakers. These people had been then long unanimous upon this subject. Indeed, they had placed it among the articles of their religious discipline. Their houses were of course open to me in all parts of the kingdom. Hence I came to a knowledge of their living manners, which no other
person, who was not a Quaker, could have easily obtained.
As soon as I became possessed of this knowledge, or at least of so much of it as