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John Woolman, probably America’s best known Quaker, was born 10/19/1720 at Roncocas, NJ.  He lived a simple life, ran a shop using part of its proceeds to support his views. He traveled widely (for his day – a good bit on foot) lecturing on the rights of the Negro (was also concerned for the Indian).  His Journal (kept 1756-1772) is a masterpiece of unadorned prose included in older Literature texts.  That Journal and his life influencing 19th century abolitionists. 

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…the standard of pure righteousness is not lifted up to the people by us, as a society, in that clearness which it might have been… 

 

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