Memoirs of Joseph John Gurney: With Selections from His Journal and Correspondence - Vol. 2

Memoirs of Joseph John Gurney: With Selections from His Journal and Correspondence - Vol. 2

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Memoirs of Joseph John Gurney: With Selections from His Journal and Correspondence - Vol. 2

Memoirs of Joseph John Gurney: With Selections from His Journal and Correspondence - Vol. 2

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The interest felt by Joseph John Gurney in the controversy that was at this time agitating the Society of Friends, and the prominent part which he was led to take in some of the proceedings to which it gave rise, render some notice of it here unavoidable. It is far from the object of these pages to stir up painful recollections. No one deplored more than he did the severance of ties which had long united him to many whom he loved and valued. Deeply as lie was attached to the religious community of which he was a member, from a settled conviction of the Christian soundness of its principles, no one more regretted the loss to that body of many whom he had hoped to have seen numbered amongst its brightest ornaments. Nothing but a sense of duty could have . . .

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