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During her childhood, or a part of it which she has spoken of, there was no Friend in the ministry attending the Meeting, and as she grew up to womanhood her heart was drawn forth in loving exercise for her young associates, that they too might become acquainted with that which had comforted her; she felt it her duty to call them especially, as well as her elder brethren and sisters, to partake of spiritual bread. Her sympathetic heart turned to her suffering fellow-creatures, and when opportunity offered she was ever ready to share the good gifts lent her with those less favored, and was not afraid to speak on behalf of the oppressed slave, when the subject was unpopular and met with disfavor, strong in the faith that right must triumph over oppression and wrong. Ever concerned for the welfare of her beloved Society, she felt that suitable literature should be within the reach of all its members, and was instrumental in the establishment of a free library. We, who knew and loved her, felt it a privilege to be with her; the quietness of her spirit was such that trivial things in her daily life had little power to ruffle or disturb; emphatically, she lived above them, and therefore was, we believe, the better qualified to hand forth that of which she had partaken.

Her ministry was seldom doctrinal, often calling her hearers to faithfulness, and many times expressing her concern that none should quench the spirit nor do despite to the work of grace in the soul, and thereby lose the blessing. As the closing period of her existence drew nigh, and the bodily powers weakened and memory became impaired,

her communications among us still retained their wonted clearness. Gentle and loving she awaited the final summons, often expressing herself in this language, “Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace,” and the last audi ble words that fell from her lips were those of prayer and praise.

Signed by direction of Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends, held Eleventh month 29th, 1886. BENJ. F. PENROSE,

Clerks. ELIZABETH W. HALLOWELL, Read in and approved by Abington Quarterly Meeting of Friends, held Fifth month 5th, 1887.



Hannán C. DAVIS, } Clerks.



The Committee having charge of the fire-proof and book-case report that the following books are contained therein, Fifth-inonth 7th, 1888:

236 copies Life of Wm. Penn. Bound, 92

Life of Wm. Penn. Paper. 29

Life of John Richardson. 44

Barclay's Apology. 37

Barclay's Catechism. 36

John Woolman's Journal, 3

Peace Principles Exemplified. S. M. Janney. 355

Summary of Christian Doctrine. S. M. Janney. 29

Conversations on Religious Subjects. S. M. Janney. 162

Holy Life and Paul's Speech. Hugh Turford. 155

Dymond on War

Dr Joseph Parrish's Letter. 104

Letter of William Penn to his Wife and Children. 226

Advice of Wm. Penn to his Children. 250

Short Account of Peter Gardiner. 7

Rules of Discipline.
Rise and Progress. Wm. Penn.

Testimonies of Truth. Jane Johnson. 37

Memoirs of Samuel M. Janney. II2

Vital Religion. S. M. Janney. 72

No Cross No Crown. Wm. Penn.

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236 Copies Views of George Fox, concerning Christian Tes

timonies. 355 Views of George Fox, concerning Divine Worship. 272

Views of George Fox, in relation to the Discipline

of Friends. 420

Epistle of Tender Caution, Job Scott.
Life of George Fox.
Doctrine and Discipline of the Society of Friends,

by William Gibbons, M. D. 406

Testimonies and Views of Friends concerning


During the past year there have been distributed several hundred copies of books and pamphlets.

The Representative Committee, or Meeting for Sufferings, state for the information of Friends that the books and pamphlets in the “fire-proof and book-case" belonging to the Yearly Meeting are for distribution among those who desire to become acquainted with our religious principles and testimonies.

Members of the Representative Committee have access to the “fire-proof” by application to Isaac N. Wells, on the premises.

It is expected that Friends who have a concern to distribute books and pamphlets contained therein, will apply to any member of the committee appointed by his or her Quarterly Meeting.

A book is provided for the purpose of recording books taken out, and the name of the Friend granting the order, and it is desired that such entry shall not be omitted.

Extracted from the Minutes of the meeting of the Representative Committee, or Meeting for Sufferings, held Fifth month 17th, 1888. CLEMENT BIDDLE, Clerk.

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