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Held annually in Philadelphia, at the time of holding this meeting, is at liberty to correspond with any other yearly meetings of their own sex, either in America or elsewhere, and to issue such counsel and admonition to their own quarterly and monthly meetings, as in the wisdom of truth shall appear conducive to real benefit and mutual edification; but the said yearly meeting is not to hear or determine on any appeal, nor at liberty to make or alter any rules of discipline or queries. -- 1685.

They are to have a stock of their own, for such services as may fall more properly under their notice. -- 1705.

And finally it is desired that a fair record be kept of the minutes and proceedings of the yearly, quarterly and monthly meetings of women Friends; and that annually their representatives to the yearly meeting exercise a proper religious care in the choice of a clerk. -- 1796.

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