The Journal, with Other Writings of John Woolman

The Journal, with Other Writings of John Woolman

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The Journal, with Other Writings of John Woolman

The Journal, with Other Writings of John Woolman

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The manuscript JOURNAL of our late Friend JOHN WOOLMAN, was ended in England ; where he also finished all his Labours: It appear, by a Letter which he sent, in his last Illness, to a Friend in London , that he did not intend the whole should be printed, and that he desired the said Friend to revise what he had written in this Nation, and leave out such Parts as he should think proper. It was, notwithstanding, sent entire, without any Alteration, to America ; where it was soon after printed, together with several Tracts which had been published in his Life-time. But, as some Passages in the Journal contain Observations which appear to have been intended as private Memorandums only, and others relate to Circumstances which happened in his native Country, not expedient to be preserved on Record in this Nation, it is apprehended that the following ABRIDGEMENT of it will be acceptable to Friends, and may be of general Service; and, as many weighty Arguments and pertinent Advices, relative to Slavery and the Oppression of the Negroes in the Plantations, are contained in the Journal, it was therefore apprehended that two small Tracts on that Subject might be omitted in this Abridgement.

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