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Quaker Testimonies on the Plain Dress Witness


  • Quaker Strongholds, excerpt on plain dress, by Caroline Stephen, 1891.
  • A Portraiture of Quakerism, Volume I, "Peculiar Customs of Quakers: Dress," by Thomas Clarkson, 1804 (pdf)
  • Dress and Worldly Compliance Addressed, by Joseph Pike, 1726 (pdf)
  • The Fundamental Principle of the People Called Quakers, "Plainness of Apparel," by Kenneth Morse, early 20th century.
  • A Letter to the Truly Concerned, "On the Christian Witness in Manner of Dress," by Kenneth Morse, early 20th century.
  • Quaker Jane's Plain Dress Testimony and Witness
  • Crossroads Friends—Plain Friends Page (external website)
  • Quaker Anne's Discussion of Quaker Plain Dress (external website)
  • A Warning to All to Keep Out of the Vain Fashions of the World (mid-1600s)(George Fox)
"I used to think and do now how little dress matters. But I find it almost impossible to keep to the principles of Friends without altering my dress and speech. . . . They appear to me a sort of protector to the principles of Christianity in the present state of the world."

Elizabeth Gurney Fry, Quaker humanitarian (1780-1845)
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Epistle 224
1662

"Spread the Truth abroad"

DEAR Friends, whom Death, Bonds, not the outward Creatures can separate from the Love of God in Christ Jesus, Live in Peace and Love one with another, and keep above that straitned Spirit of Strife, which is below, and out of the Power, and Truth and Life of God: Dwell in Dominion, in Love, in Life and in Unity one with another, in the Power of God. . . .

And feed in the Pastures of Life; and none stain your . . . Holiness, where lieth your Beauty. And all that Minister Abroad, walk as Examples to ...

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