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ALL SLAVE-KEEPERS THAT KEEP THE INNOCENT IN BONDAGE: APOSTATES!

Pretending to lay claim to the pure and holy Christian religion, of what congregation soever, but especially in their ministers, by whose example the filthy leprosy and apostacy is spread far and near:

It is a notorious sin, which many of the true Friends of Christ and his pure Truth, called QUAKERS, have been for many years and still are concerned to write and bear testimony against, as a practice so gross and hurtful to religion and destructive to government beyond what words can set forth or can be declared of by men or angels, and yet lived in by ministers and magistrates in America.

The leaders of the people cause them to err.

Isaiah 9:16

Written for a general service by him that truly and sincerely desires the present and eternal welfare and happiness of all mankind, all the world over, of all colors, and nations, as his own soul,

BENJAMIN LAY


First Printed [and Edited] for the Author in Philadelphia [by B. Franklin, 1738]

This is the ABINGTON EDITION
re-edited by members of the
Worship & Ministry Committee of
ABINGTON FRIENDS MEETING
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
2020