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It is advised, that where there is any appearance of dissension and variance, or of unkind resentment and shyness among our members, the parties be timely and tenderly apprised of the danger to which they thereby expose both themselves and others, and earnestly exhorted to mutual condescension and forgiveness, becoming the followers of Christ: And if any, notwithstanding such endeavours for their help, continue to manifest an implacable enmity to others, the overseers or other solid Friends of the preparative or monthly meeting they belong to, should be informed thereof, and labour further with them: when, if they still prove inflexible, they ought to be testified against as out of the unity of the body--the very end of whose existence is the promotion of peace on earth, and good will amongst men.

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