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date: 22 January 2020

Woolman, Johnlocked

(19 October 1720–07 October 1772)
  • David M. Stowe

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Woolman, John (19 October 1720–07 October 1772), Quaker leader and pioneer abolitionist, was born in Northampton, near Mount Holly, New Jersey, the son of Samuel Woolman and Elizabeth Burr, farmers. His grandfather had been a proprietor of West Jersey, and his father was a candidate for the provincial assembly. Woolman’s upbringing by intensely pious parents led to early religious experiences. His ...

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