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THE following extracts have been compiled for the benefit of the members of our Yearly Meeting, that observing the travail of the Church under various concerns, which in divine wisdom have been communicated for its weighty attention, they may be drawn to the principle of Life and Light manifested in the mind, which points out the path of duty and can alone preserve therein.
Our ancient Friends and their faithful successors to the present day, have earn(RECAP)
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estly laboured to turn the attention of all to this pure spirit; knowing from experience, that it is the means appointed by God for effecting our salvation, and the only foundation of all true religion and worship. As by this we have been fed into divers testimonies which have distinguished us from most other professors of the Christian name, we fervently desire that all our members may walk by the same rule and mind the same thing; thus every one filling his place in the body, we shall grow up into Him in all things, who is the Head, even Christ.
Meeting for Sufferings, Philadelphia,
Twelfth Month, 16th, 1808.