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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on December 8, 2003 07:07:40 UTC

This is rich! We all make mistakes, but few of us make mistakes quite this big! Oh, can you ever forgive me?
John Greenleaf Whittier was a Quaker. Rawson claimed to be in the same religion as Whittier. Then Rawson called me a liar for referring to Rawson as a Quaker.
Now, does that make sense?
At
http://www.astronomy.net/forums/god/messages/30733.shtml
Rawson wrote: Pearson Said I Was A Quaker Not I. So he must be the liar.

At http://www.astronomy.net/forums/god/messages/30679.shtml
Rawson had written::
I just live in Whittier's home town, and being in the same religion,

Just to be sure, I went back to the sources:
At www.quaker.org/
The First Words are “The Religious Society of Friends”

And in Whittier's Autobiography, in Letter form
Found at http://www.kimopress.com/biograph.htm
Whittier himself writes.
Amesbury, 5th Mo., 1882Dear Friend :—I am asked in thy note of this morning to give some account of my life. (and a little later:”As a member of the Society of Friends, I …”

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