Henry Dawkins and the Quaker Comet

@article{Cole1968HenryDA,
  title={Henry Dawkins and the Quaker Comet},
  author={Wilford P. Cole},
  journal={Winterthur Portfolio},
  year={1968},
  volume={4},
  pages={35 - 46}
}
  • W. P. Cole
  • Published 1968
  • Philosophy
  • Winterthur Portfolio
presented to early nineteenth-century readers by his biographer, Roberts Vaux. Lay was an English Quaker with a penchant for controversy, who came to the American colonies about 1731 and launched a singular antislavery crusade in the Philadelphia region. Several depictions (all prints) of this eccentric reformer exist. They show a short, cruelly deformed old man with a white beard, dressed in knee breeches, frock coat, and hat. His extended right hand rests on a walking stick and holds an open… Expand
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