Rules of Discipline of the Yearly Meeting of Friends; For Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the Eastern Parts of Maryland

Rules of Discipline of the Yearly Meeting of Friends; For Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the Eastern Parts of Maryland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...by clerks or others, under the notice and connivance of Friends, either in court or elsewhere, are a violation of our ancient testimony. And it is earnestly recommended to Quarterly and Monthly Meetings, that where any under our name are parties to the administration of oaths, to be careful to proceed in dealing with them, and if they do not decline the practice, and give suitable satisfaction to the meeting they belong to, to testify against them, agreeably to the rules of our discipline.--1806. As it is our duty to support our Christian testimony against oaths, faithful Friends are desired to extend brotherly labor towards those who deviate therefrom, and if such labor proves unsuccessful, Monthly Meetings should testify their disunity with them.--1758. Friends in all places are exhorted carefully to avoid electing or promoting their brethren to such stations in civil government as may subject them to the temptation of violating this testimony; and where any members show an inclination or desire of soliciting or accepting of such offices, timely care should be taken to caution them against it.--1762. And in the execution of instruments of writing requiring witnesses, it is recommended that Friends endeavor to procure such persons for this purpose as will attest the same by affirmation.--1762, 1806. OVERSEERS. It is recommended, that in every Monthly Meeting, a proper number of faithful and judicious men and women, belonging to each of the particular or Preparative Meetings, be appointed to the station of overseers within the same; whose duty it is to exercise a vigilant and tender care over their fellow-members; that if anything repugnant to the discipline, harmony, and good order of the Society appears among them, it may be timely attended to...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661664
  • 9781236661661