Proceedings of the California Yearly Meeting of Friends Church

Proceedings of the California Yearly Meeting of Friends Church

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...minutes of the afternoon were read and approved. Adjourned to 7:30 P. M. FRIDAY, 7:30 P. M. 46. The Superintendent of Peace, Robert C. Root, read his annual report with financial statement attached, and later introduced as the speaker of the evening Andrew F. Mitchell, who gave an impressive address on the theme of the logical fruit of militarism. REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PEACE. In order to simplify details and make his work all the more effective in each capacity your Superintendent of Peace combines his duties as Superintendent with his duties as Secretary-Treasurer of the California Peace Societies and as the Pacific Coast Director of the American Peace Society. By this arrangement the appropriation of California Yearly Meeting has paid for five-sixths of all the printing of pamphlets and all of the office stationery used in the entire work for the year, and one-fifth of the office rent for the past year. If we were to add the Friends' memberships in our California Peace Societies the actual share of Friends in the combined work would be still larger than that stated above. The work of the year may be grouped under three heads, viz: 1. War and Conscription. Before the United States became involved in the European war and before the passage of the conscription law, we used our best endeavors to prevent the United States entering the war, if it could be avoided, and to prevent the adoption of the plan of conscription for securing soldiers for the war. We gave several addresses and distributed considerable litera-ture in opposition to both of these measures. Many petitions, letters and telegrams were, through our efforts, sent to our California Congressmen and to the President in opposition to war and conscription. Since these...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236849574
  • 9781236849571