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The Argument of the Counsel of Joseph Hendrickson in a Cause Decided in the Court of Chancery of the State of New Jersey

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Subtitle: Between T.l. Shotwell, Complainant, and Joseph Hendrickson and S. Decow, Defendants General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1833 Original Publisher: P.J. Gray Subjects: Society of Friends Religion / Christianity / Quaker Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: Another subject of complaint is, that at a subsequent period when Elias Hicks was coming to Philadelphia on a visit, some of the elders in that city thought it their duty to interfere respecting the doctrines which he promulgated. He was coming there under the pretence of making a religious visit to the meetings and families of Friends. If the elders really believed that he was unsound in his doctrines, that he was spreading errors through the society, calculated to mislead its honest but uninformed members, that his conduct was calculated to produce a schism and division among them, was it not proper, was it not their duty as officers and guardians of the church, entrusted with the special oversight and care of the ministers, to oppose him in every proper method ? If there was any body competent to judge of the doctrines of Elias Hicks: to form a correct opinion of the consequences likely to result from the course he was pursuing, the elders were that body. Men selected for one of the highest and most responsible stations in the church, chosen for their piety, their experience, and religious worth: clothed with a public character, and deputed to watch over the general interests and welfare of the society, and over the preaching and doctrines of the ministers. In the stand which these men took against the principles of Elias Hicks, was there any departure from the discipline of the society? The " Hicksite" party allege...  
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