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EARLIEST PROTEST AGAINST SLAVERY IN 1688

Quakers, otherwise called “The Society of Friends,” have a long history of abrogation. However, it was four Pennsylvania Friends from Germantown who composed the underlying dissent in the seventeenth century. They saw the slave exchange as grave treachery against their kindred man and utilized the Golden Rule to contend against such unfeeling treatment, paying little mind to skin tone, “we ought to do unto others as we would have done onto ourselves.” In their dissent, they expressed, “Pray, what thing in the world can be done worse towards us, then if men should rob or steal us away, & sell us for slaves to strange Countries, separating husband from their wife and children.”
Their dissent against subjection and illegal exploitation was introduced at a “Month to Month Meeting at Dublin” in Philadelphia. The Dublin Monthly Meeting looked into the conflict yet sent it to the Quarterly Meeting, feeling it to be too genuine an issue for their gathering to choose. The four friends proceeded with their endeavors and were introduced at the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, yet it wasn’t until 88 years after the fact that the Society of Friends formally upbraided bondage. Throughout the long term, this uncommon archive has been viewed as lost twice. Most as of late, it was rediscovered in 2005 and is currently at Haverford College Special Collections

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