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But why dost thou judge thy brother ? or why dost thou set AT,
NOUGAT thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment-seat
of CARIST.

'Let us not therefore judge one another any more, but judge this
rather, that no man put a stUMBLING BLOCK, or
FALL, in his brother's way.-Rom. ch. xiv. v. 10 & 15.

And mark;—it is not the different practice from one another that breaks
the peace and unity, but the JUDGING OF ONE ANOTHER because of
different practices.—Isaac Penington, vol. i. p. 320.

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" The great error of the ages of the apostacy has been to set up an OUTWARD ORDER AND UNIFORMITY, and to make men's consciences " bend thereto, either by arguments of wisdom or by force; but the pro"perty of the true church -government, is to leave the conscience to its “ full liberty in the Lord, to preserve it single and entire for the Lord to

exercise, and to SEEK UNITY. IN THE LIGHT, AND IN THE SPIRIT, * WALKING SWEETLY AND HARMONIOUSLY TOGETHER IN THE MIDST

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and are in the true way to unity. . Then can they þreathe forth the pri“ mitive and permanent gospel language, “ Glory to God in the highest, “and on earth peace, good will towards men.”—-Prefăče to the Summary of the History, Doctrine, and Discipline of Friends.

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FOR upwards of a century the society, called
Quakers has cxifted, an amicable, compact, and
united body ; receiving considerable accessions of
proselytes from almost every other religious com-
munity.;; and with very few instances of secession
among its own members, on the ground of deli-
berate and conscientious dissent, although many
have been disowned for opposition, either by im
moral conduct or otherwise, to the established
Rules. "

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The occurrence of events, like those recorded in the following narrative, would therefore natu

rally be regarded as extraordinary, and could not fail to excite a, peculiar interest... From various causes, however, it has happened, that correct information concerning these events, has not been procurable, without great difficulty, even by per

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