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DELIVERED DURING THE YEARLY MEETING OF FRIENDS, IN THE CITY
A SERMON BY ELIZABETH ROBSON,
AND A PRAYER,
BY ANNA BRAITHWAITE:
DELIVERED IN PHILADELPHIA, AND WILMINGTON, (DEL.)
ON HIS WAY TO, AND FROM THE YEARLY MEETING.
TAKEN IN SHORT HAND, BY MARCUS T. C. GOULD,
PUBLISHED BY THE REPORTER.
C 8 3 4 8.768.15
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
FRIENDS MISTORICAL LIBRARY
JAN 16 1935
THAT the motives and circumstances attending the production of this volume, may be rightly understood and duly appreciated, the reporter considers a brief explanation both necessary and proper. This necessity is the more obvious, to persons acquainted with the unpleasant excitement now existing in the Society of Friends, and with the fact, that the present reporter is identified with various other productions, emanating from a similar source, for which he has received censure which he deems unjust and unwarranted. He, therefore, takes the liberty to state, that, for any fault of which he may be adjudged guilty, in discharge of the duties above alluded to, he holds himself personally responsible; and only asks to be released from the imputation of partiality, in his selections for publication, other than that suggested by the probability of pecuniary emolument, in the sale of his reports.
The reporter wishes it understood, that the want of patronage alone, prevents the publication of discourses, which would probably be more satisfactory to the disaffected; but which, from the limited sale of some already published, must be delayed, till the merit of their authors and the liberality of their admirers, shall be found equal to the expense of publication. With the exception of one volume by Elias Hicks, the reporter has always acted for himself, without the control of friends or enemies; and has endeavoured to