The Quaker; A Study in Costume

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... following are not uncommon: It being spoken to at this Meeting as a grief upon some friends, That many comes out of England with fashionable Cloathes and great Perriwigs, which, if care be not taken may (its feared) tend to Corrupt the Youth of this place. This Meeting recommends the same to the next Quarterly Meeting.--Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, 26 of 2 mo. 1700. The friends appointed by the preparative Meeting to bring in the testimony of Ancient Friends concerning fashionable cloathing and Long Perriwigs, have done it, and they are desired to recommend the same to the next Quarterly Meeting.--Do., 30 of 3 mo. 1701. Likewise the Friends appointed to Enquire into the Conversation and Clearness of Abraham Scott, Report that they cannot find but that he is clear in relation to marriage and debts, but as to his orderly walking amongst Friends, they cannot say much for him on that account. Yet upon his appearance before this meeting, making some acknowledgment of Extraordinary Poirdcring of kte Periwig, which is the chief (thing) Friends had against him, and hoping to take more care for the future, Samuel Carpenter and Anthony Morris are desired to write him a Certificate and sign the same on behalf of this Meeting.--Do., 26 of 5 mo. 1701. Under the same date we find: Some course might be taken with the Taylors that make profession of Truth, and are found in the practice of making such fashionable cloathing as Tends to the Corruption of Youth. They do not seem, however, to have gone the lengths of Dublin Meeting: 28 of 6 mo. 1702; Philadelphia Monthly Meeting desires that the proposition of the last Preparative meeting about cutting of hair & wearing of perriwigs, may be laid before the next Quarterly Meeting.... 17th. of 6 mo. 1703; Ordered...

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