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From: Thomas Hamm <>
Subject: Re: Quakers and Methodists
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 09:11:55 -0500 (EST)
>In a message dated 2/19/99, 1:07:56 PM, writes:
><<This diverges somewhat from genealogy, but is still related. I have
>noticed many Quakers moved to the Methodist Church. They also have a
>book of Discipline which include their rules for living. Are they
>somehow related back in England?
>I think the connection may be that the early Methodists were very "low church"
>-- i.e., not a lot of rigamarole -- so fallen away (and driven out) Quakers
>may have found it somewhat comfortable.
>Mark E. Dixon
>From the Revolution to the Civil War, the Methodists were the most
aggressive and fastest growing denomintion in the US. They were especially
strong in the Middle West, so it's not surprising that a number of
ex-Friends ended up as Methodists. Doubtless the same was true of other
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