A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Quakers
QUAKERS. A small part of the American Quakers, during the revolutionary war, thought themselves at liberty to accept offices under government, or to bear arms. Among this party was the distinguished military character General Green, who died 1786, to whom congress decreed a monument. The ancient Quakers expelled from their assemblies the free or fighting Quakers, as they style themselves, and they were obligated to form a separate congregation, which still exists in Philadelphia. They differ from others of their denomination only in being less rigid. See Friends.
- Gregoire's Histoire Des Sectes Relig.