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Rhode Island Peace Society Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. 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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Founded in 1818 as the "Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations Peace Society" later called the Rhode Island Peace Society. Following the founding of the Massachusetts Peace Society in 1815, and influenced by Noah Worcester's tract The Solemn Review of the Custom of War, Moses Brown and George Benson initiated the movement which led to the founding of the Rhode Island Peace Society. Brown was a Quaker, but doubted the wisdom of having Quakers in control of the proposed Society. The Rhode Island Peace Society declined after 1825 following the deaths of its charter members, though records indicate its existence up to 1860.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.

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