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Moses Pierce correspondence with George F. White


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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George F. White (1789-1847) was a sometimes controversial New York Quaker minister. A birthright Quaker, he was the son of John and Elizabeth White of New York Monthly Meeting. He was disowned in 1820 after failing in business, but in 1832 rejoined the Society of Friends. In 1839, he received a certificate from New York Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) to travel in the ministry to Great Britain and Ireland, but did not go. He spoke widely in the United States. Moses Pierce (1816-1886), a Quaker farmer and member of Chappaqua Monthly Meeting, was the son of Joseph and Hannah Pierce. He heard White's sermon at Chappaqua Quarterly Meeting in 1842 and wrote to White to obtain clarification on his positions on slavery and other concerns.

Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.

Source of acquisition--Howard Pierce. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1926.

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