George Fox (1624-1691)
"Poor Friends": One Meeting to help another
AND in all your Meetings, let notice be given to the Quarterly Meetings of all poor Friends: And when ye have heard, that there is many more Poor belonging to one Meeting than to another, and that Meeting thereby is burdened and oppressed, let the rest of the Meetings assist and help them, so that ye may ease one another, and help to bear one anothers Burdens and so fulfil the Law of Christ. And so see that nothing be lacking, according to the Apostle's words (mark) nothing lacking; then all is well. For the Jews outward, though they were as the Stars of Heaven, and as the Sand upon the Sea-shore for multitude, yet there was not to be a Beggar amongst them, according to the Law of God . . . So there is not to be a Beggar now amongst the Christians according to the Law of Jesus, as there was not to be any among the Jews, according to the Law of Moses.