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INDEX TO VOL. I.
Christ, his divinity and manhood, 28. Faith in
him, 33. 'The Word, 35. The true light;
45. Incarnation, death, resurrection, &c.,
80. His manhood, 98. Divinity, 99, 100.
Incarnation, &c., 162.
Christ within, 18. The Seed, 42.
Christendom, its degeneracy, 195–199, 201.
Christians, early, 201, 322.
Christians of the first century, 322.
Clergy, 223, 245.
Conduct and conversation, 132.
Conscience, liberty of, 7, 9, 22, 23.
Conventicle Act, 75.
Conventicles, law to suppress, 11, 12, 75.
Convincements, 39, 47.
Cornplanter, speech of, &c., 356, 365.
Corruption, in the church, 7, 8.
Crisp, Stephen, 137.
Crisp, Thomas, 69.
Cromwell, Oliver, dissolves the parliament, 9. His
death, 10, 36, 47. Friends offer their bodies
to him instead of others in jail, 38.
Cromwell, Richard, 47.
Crook, John, 46.
Cross of Christ, 195, 200, 203, 212.
Customs and fashions, 132.
D’Aubigny, lord, 174.
Deaths, record of, 136.
Dewsbury, William, 35, 125.
Differences, 135, 139.
Directory for public worship, 9.
Discipline introduced, 69. Opposition to it, 88.
History of its institution, 109.
Dissenters, their jealousy and opposition to the
church, 7. Bill for their relief, 13.
tion to him by Friends, 182, 186. Education, 129.
Edward VI., reformation, 4.
Elders, first appointment of, 122.
their principles, 23; illiberal treatment of, 24;
honesty and integrity blessed, 36; carried to
58; privileges of, 67; how to distinguish from
solation, 52, 90. To the Yearly Meeting, ness, 77; uprightness, 94; liberated by the
king, 95; falsely charged with opposing the
Light to Christ's outward appearance, 107.
Gilles, a company of persons called Friends reside
Glasgow disturbances, 155.
Grace, universal, 71.
Hacker, colonel, 52.
Hat, George Fox appears in court with it on, 37,
city, 28; directed to Christ as his Saviour, Savery and David Sands ordered to take off
ing from them, 16; not put in place of
Christ, 17, 21, 23, 24, 29, 34; the words
of God, but Christ is the Word, 35, 37,
107; proposals for printing, 121; read-
ing, 145; rejected by some in Ireland,
of, 18, 23, 29, 34, 37, 39, 44; universally
given, 60, 146. Christopher Story's tes-
timony to the gift of the Spirit, 163;
the commonwealth and parliament, 9.
reformations aimed at greater spirituality,
Reformation under Edward VI., 4.
John the Baptist, 300.
Learning, useful, recommended by George Fox, 23. Pickering, Timothy, speech to the Indians, 362,
Plague in London, 176.
Plain language, 132, 136, 182, 236, 431.
not natural, 45; denied to be universal, 60, Pleasures, 265.
Political affairs, 65.
Poor, supported, 68, 133, 140; of Ireland, 435, 436.
Prayer, 145, 213, 219.
Presbyterians, first established; sentiments and
number, 6; opposition to toleration, 7, 9.
Pride, 220, 224, 240; in religion, 244.
Priests, persecuting, 75.
Propitiation, 28, 31, 44, 80, 100, 199.
Prospectus, 1: character and writings of the early
Friends, &c. 1.
Proud man, character of, 243.
Public rebuke, 134.
Punishment, capital, 20, 34.
other, 66, 72; thought mad and whimsical,
Rebuke, public, 134.
Recreations, 254, 259.
Red Jacket, a speech of his, 360, 361, 363.
Religion, 48, 246.
Representatives, 121, 125.
Reprobation, 44, 73.
Rogers, William, 69.
Salvation, what brings it, 71.
11; testimony against, 20; George Fox cerning him, 326 ; his visits to Indians, 332,
403; a deep sense of his unworthiness, 418;
acknowledgment of a Turk, 420; arrival
in Ireland, 433; visits the king of England,
445; visits Newgate, 453 ; embarks for
home, 456; letter to him and David Sands,
from Marconnay, 458.
Schools, 23, 72, 434, 435, 437, 439.
Scotch priests and their curses, 45.
Seed, Christ the, explained, 42.
Separatists arise, 69, 150; in Ireland, 450.
Shackleton, Abraham, 440, 450.
Sharmon, Thomas, writes to George Fox, 56.
stancy of Friends under, 22; of George Fox, Slaveholders, cruelty of, 331.
31; increases, 46, 75, 163, 173, 176. Sleeping in meetings, 124.
Soup-houses, 445, 446, 452.
Spirituous liquors, 135, 437.
nents, in which the Society was engaged, oc- ings for Sufferings; and within the past year, casion many of them to be of a controversial increased anxiety has been expressed that it character. Some of them too, were tempora- might be carried into effect, by the publication ry, adapted only to the circumstances which of them periodically, and in a connected sethey were designed to meet, and of course ries. Influenced by the desire to promote this have lost much of their interest. By a judi- important object, and in compliance with the cious selection and abridgment, the bulk, and solicitations of their friends, the subscribers consequently the expense of their works, have been induced to undertake the labour of would be much lessened, their excellent con- editing and publishing the proposed periodical, tents presented to the reader in a more attrac- under the title of “Friends' Library," protive form, and their intrinsic value enhanced. vided a sufficient subscription shall be ob
These writings have become extremely tained to defray the expenses. scarce and costly. Many of them are not to Their aim will be, to give the work as be bought at all, and from various causes there much interest and value, as a careful research is no probability they will be reprinted in sin- into the literature of the Society will furnish; gle volumes; while those of modern date are to embrace the standard doctrinal treatises ; becoming more difficult of access. While the the journals of Friends; the history of the stock of Friends' books is thus decreasing, the Society, and biographical notices of some disnumber of our members, who ought to be con- tinguished individuals who have left no printversant with them, is augmenting; and unless ed memoirs; with such other original or sesome more effectual mode of supplying the lected matter as may comport with the design. wants of the Society is adopted, the access to In the prosecution of this plan they anticipate . its approved writings must soon be limited to assistance from some of their friends, and decomparatively few. When we consider the ra- sign to submit the whole to the inspection of pid increase, and the wide spread of our mem- a committee of the Meeting for Sufferings. bers in new settlements, where books, and the Nearly all the Yearly Meetings having means to procure them, are alike difficult to approved the proposed plan, and recomobtain, that many of the youth are growing up mended it to Friends, it is respectfully sugto maturity with scarcely any opportunity of gested, that Monthly and Preparative Meetings reading Friends' books; the obligation which take measures to promote subscriptions among rests on those more favourably situated, to their members. Friends who may feel an inmake an effort for relieving them from these terest in the undertaking, will confer a favour disadvantages, assumes a serious aspect. Im- by forwarding to the editors the names of subpressed with these considerations, Friends in scribers, stating the Post-Offices to which their various parts of the United States, have re- copies shall be sent. peatedly expressed the desire, that a new edi
WILLIAM Evans, tion of the writings of the Society, judiciously
THOMAS Evans, abridged, should be issued. The subject has
Philadelphia, Second mo. 8, 1836. engaged the attention of several of the Meet