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1783 Quaker Petition to Parliament


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Petition from London Yearly Meeting presented to Parliament on 16 June 1783.

The original petition no longer exists, but its text survives in the Yearly Meeting minutes, with a complete list of signatories. It is transcribed in both the Yearly Meeting minutes (Volume 17/298 – 307) and Meeting for Sufferings minutes (Volume 36/ 408 – 413). This transcript is from the Yearly Meeting minutes. This was the first petition made to parliament on the issue of abolition.

With kind permission of 'The Library of the Religious Society of Friends'.

15th Jan 2008 by Diane Earl

Citizenship, History

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