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Protests Against Slavery


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The Germantown Protest This 1688 protest written by Gerret Hendricks, Abraham Isacks op den Graeff, Derick Isacks op den Graeff, and Francis Daniel Pastorius, was the first organized protest against slavery in the Americas. Its authors were German-American Quakers. The document was presented to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, but did not meet with a positive response.

The Merion Protest This protest was written in 1696 by Cadwalader Morgan, a Quaker who lived in Merion, Pennsylvania. Morgan was a Welsh immigrant; he died in 1711. The protest was presented to the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, which discouraged members from purchasing slaves. This was the first time the Meeting had directly addressed the slave trade.

The collection consists of the Germantown Protest of 1688 and the Merion Protest of 1696.

Each item is an individual document.

Processed by Sarah Horowitz, completed August 21, 2017.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Sarah M. Horowitz
Finding Aid Date
August, 2017
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Germantown and Merion Protest.
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