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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 96
1655

"Guided up to God"

FRIENDS, I do warn and exhort you all in the Presence of the Lord God, to Meet together in the Measure of Life, that with it ye may be guided up to God, and in Unity kept together up to him, the Father of Light and Life; and God Almighty be with you! And that the Dread and Terror of the Lord may among you be, and Deceit confounded; and that with the Measure of Life all your Minds may be guided up to God, that so ye all in Peace and Love may be kept.

And let this be sent among Friends, to be read ...

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