A Friend Among Quakers

On the balmy evening of May 3, 1784, Anthony Benezet affectionately bade farewell to his wife Joyce. Philadelphia’s most admired Quaker reformer, suffering from a prolonged illness, realized that death was near and took to his bed on the second story of their modest Chestnut Street residence. “We have lived long, in love and peace,” he comforted his spouse of forty-eight years....
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