The Camp Creek Meeting Calls for a Prohibition on Slave-Hiring by Friends, 1773

[The Religious Society of Friends, Caroline County, Virginia, monthly meeting, 8th of 5th mo., 1773, minutes, quoted in Stephen Beauregard Weeks, Southern Quakers and Slavery: A Study in Institutional History (Baltimore, 1896), p. 211:]

By a report from Camp Creek preparative meeting it appears that the Friends of that meeting are desirous there should be a prohibition of Friends hiring negroes; believing that practice to be attended with the same covetous disposition as the purchasing of them.

[Relevant Component(s), National Park Service Thematic Framework: Creating Social Institutions and Movements--Reform Movements, Religious Institutions; Developing the American Economy--Workers and Work Culture]

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