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36 BULLETIN OF FRIENDS' HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION scended from a Negro family of Philadelphia that traced their ancestry "back as far as 1608, along Indian-Quaker-Negro stock." Third Month 4th, 1931, was the 250th anniversary of the charter grant of Pennsylvania by Charles II to William Penn. The event was commemorated at a large meeting, held under the auspices of The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania, at the Friends' Meeting House, 4th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia. The Welcome Society is made up of the descendants of those who came to Pennsylvania with William Penn in 1682 in the ship Welcome. The anniversary meeting was a large one, with several hundred people in attendance. President William W. Comfort, of Haverford College, gave an interesting and enjoyable address on the coming of William Penn to America and on various significant aspects of the Founder's life and work. Professor William E. Lingelbach gave an address on " The Background of the Penn Experiment." After the addresses, the guests present adjourned to another room of the building, and were served with supper. The occasion was a fitting and happy introduction to other commemorative activities that are to follow, especially in 1932 which will mark the anniversary of Penn's landing in his province.—The interesting and valuable paper of President Comfort was printed in The Main Liner (Ardmore, Pa.), 3 mo. 27, 1931. Under date of 4 mo. 12, 1931, the Associated Press announced the death at Pawhuska, Oklahoma, of Laban J. Miles, at the advanced age of eightyseven years. For many years he was one of the " Quaker Agents " among the Indians of the present Oklahoma, under the " Peace Policy " inaugurated by President Grant. He was a brother of Herbert C. Hoover's mother. When the future President, a fourteen-year-old boy, lost his father he lived for about one year with his " Uncle Laban " among the Osage Indians. No doubt his experience during that year laid the foundations for his lasting interest in the American Indians. ANNUAL MEETING, 1930 Friends' Historical Association held its annual meeting at The New Century Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Eleventh Month, Twenty-fourth, 1930. About four hundred persons were present. Charles F. Jenkins, President of the Association, presided at the business meeting, which convened at 7.45 P.M. Following the entertainment, light refreshments were served. The following program of entertainment seemed to be greatly appreciated by the members and visitors present. ANNUAL MEETING, 193037 PROGRAM " A Friendly Vision of Education " By John Russell Hayes Presented under the auspices of Swarthmore College {The Dreamer beholds in his vision various Quaker worthies. Each one of these recites a passage taken from his own works.) George Fox........................ Howard Cooper Johnson William Penn. ........................ Roland G. E. Ullman John Woolman ............................ Elliott Richardson Elias Hicks................................ J. Russell Smith Lucretia Mott.......................... Margaret S. Palmer Edward Parrish ............................. Ellis W. Bacon The Dreamer.............................. J. Russell Hayes " The King's Missive " By Mary Hoxie Jones Presented by Quaker students of Haverford College {The ending of the Quaker persecutions in Boston, 1661) Spirit of Truth ............................ Thomas S. Brown Governor John Endicott. ................... William M. Maier William Leddra ............................ Norman J. Rush Rawson, Secretary to Endicott .............. Henry Scattergood Wenlock Christison .......................... George B. Allen Charles II, King of England. ...............Arthur J. Mekeel Morris, Secretary to the King ................ Richard C. Baker Edward Burrough ............................ Henry J. Vaux Samuel Shattuck .......................... R. Wilfred Kelsey A Friend, companion to Shattuck ........... Roger Scattergood Puritan soldiers](Louis W. Flaccus, Jr. Royal guards ) ................... (Edward M. Hendrickson 38 BULLETIN OF FRIENDS' HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Prologue : Selected stanzas from Whittier's poem, " The King's Missive," by The Spirit of Truth. Scene I. Governor Endicott's Council Chamber, in Boston, Scene II. The King's Council Chamber, in London. Scene III. Governor Endicott's Council Chamber, in Boston. ITEMS FROM PERIODICALS Friends' Intelligencer —Reference was made in an earlier Bulletin to the article by Edith Philips on " Le Personage du Quaker sur la Scène Française." In the issue of 9 mo. 20, 1930, p. 745, there is an interesting review of this article. —A brief historical sketch of Old Haverford Friends' Meeting is given in the issue of 10 mo. 11, 1930, p. 808. —On Tenth Month 8, 1780, the first...

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ISSN
1934-1504
Print ISSN
0033-5053
Pages
pp. 36-38
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-04
Open Access
No
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