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PREACHED AT THE MEETING HOUSE OF
THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS,
IN GRACE CHURCH STREET, LONDON,
(SOME TIME RECORDER OF PHILADELPHIA,)
SEPTEMBER THE TWENTY-FIFTH,
The following Sermon, and the accompanying Abstracts, are referred, without note or commentary, to the unbiassed judgment of the Reader; who will be able to form his own opinion of the consistency, or inconsistency of the respective Speakers, with the received tenets of the People called Quakers, and the acknowledged doctrines of the Gospel.
It is scarcely necessary to add, that the Sermon of Thomas Story was taken in short hand, without his knowledge, and afterward published, without his assent.
The Abstracts from Elias Hicks are selected from the volume of “ Extemporaneous Discourses,” which was printed at Philadelphia in the current year. The present Editor having examined two other publications, at New York, from the same Speaker, without finding any thing in them sufficiently material, to induce him to break the unity of his design, by multiplying, from their pages, quotations of similar import.
The Sermon of George Fox, which is given in the Appendix, is supposed to be now first printed, from a manuscript in the Collection of an eminent Minister of the Society, long since deceased, who had travelled much among Friends in England, and who is suppos ed to have acquired it while abroad,