Quaker Efforts During the American Revolutionary War

During the American revolutionary war the Quakers, being pacifists, were unable to participate in any way in the war efforts, and because of this they were persecuted by both factions......they suffered physically and economically from the actions of both sides.   An organization was created to aid those "under trial and suffering", and the following members met in an open meeting once a month, for 8 years, to "encourage and sustain their members to withhold their aid and support of the war", and for visiting, by committee, many of the military and civil officers for a redress of their wrongs!

This page updated on February 16, 2009