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Collection of sufferings of Flushing Friends during the American Revolution


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

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Flushing, New York, was occupied by the British during the Revolutionary War. In accordance with the Quaker peace testimony, Flushing Friends did not participate in the war effort, refusing to lend support to either side. As a result, a number of them suffered confiscation of property. Meeting for Sufferings of New York Yearly Meeting was established in 1758 and held quarterly to represent and hold any business of the Yearly Meeting while it was not in session.

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

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