Edited by Peter Sippel
19TH CENTURY (HICKSITE)
Righteousness Exalteth A Nation. Probably the best known of the 19th century liberal and
activist Friends; this message was delivered in 1860 at the Bristol, PA Meeting. This is
included for historical reasons, not because the editor thinks much of her.
LOUISA J. ROBERTS:
What Must I Do To Be Saved? An example of 19th century Hicksite liberalism. Roberts, a
former Baptist, was a minister in Green Street Meeting, Philadelphia, one of the organizers
of first day Bible schools, and an editor of Friends' Intelligencer. It is interesting to note
how quickly the fictitious story of William Penn and his sword came to be accepted as truth.
19TH CENTURY (CONSERVATIVE)
SARAH LYNES GRUBB:
God Is Inviting Us to Walk in His Light. Typical Sarah Lynes Grubb, exhorting Friends
away from darkness and bondage (i.e. Gurneyism) and into faithfulness.
19TH CENTURY (BEACONITE/HOLINESS/EVANGELICAL/ETC.)
ELIZA C. ARMSTRONG:
Address of Welcome. Delivered to the first Missionary Conference of Quaker Women in
America by one of the original organizers of the Women's Missionary Societies.
JEMIMA T. PRAY:
Welcome From The Indianapolis Missionary Society. Another welcoming address to the
first Missionary Conference of Quaker Women in America.
20TH CENTURY (SOCIAL GOSPEL/RUFUS JONES LIBERALISM, ETC.)
JOHN WILHELM ROWNTREE:
A Greater Hope. Dealing with eternal life and immortality. Rowntree, a British Friends,
delivered this at the Green Street Meeting (Philadelphia Hicksite) in 1901.
The Place of The Mind in Religion. From Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox), this
David Scull (there was more than one man of the same name) was a businessman and
member of the Board of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, contributor to The American