Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting

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Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting

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Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting

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Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting was established in 11th month 1682/3; its first business sessions were held in 1683. In the beginning Friends met in the Bank meeting house four times a year, and included representatives from the Philadelphia area -- Philadelphia, Tacony (Oxford), and Schuylkill.

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In the 17th and 18th centuries each quarterly meeting functioned as an intermediary between the local meetings and the Yearly Meeting, served as an appellate body for disciplinary matters, and considered questions too large for one meeting to…

In the 17th and 18th centuries each quarterly meeting met four times a year and included representative of a nyumber of monthly meetings within a given region.It functioned as an intermediary between the local meetings and the Yearly Meeting, served…

In the 17th and 18th centuries each quarterly meeting met four times a year and included representative of a nyumber of monthly meetings within a given region.It functioned as an intermediary between the local meetings and the Yearly Meeting, served…

In the 17th and 18th centuries each quarterly meeting met four times a year and included representative of a nyumber of monthly meetings within a given region.It functioned as an intermediary between the local meetings and the Yearly Meeting, served…

In the 17th and 18th centuries each quarterly meeting met four times a year and included representative of a nyumber of monthly meetings within a given region.It functioned as an intermediary between the local meetings and the Yearly Meeting, served…

A Travelling Certificate was issued by a meeting to a member in good standing (normally a recorded minister), allowing him or her to travel to other meetings to visit or preach.

A manumission was the legal document wherein an owner freed an enslaved person. As Quakers became convinced that the institution of slavery was contrary to their religious beliefs, they began to free their slaves. In 1773, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting…
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