Memorandum from Thomas Newby, Caleb White, and George Walton to Thomas Harvey concerning Thomas Newby's membership in the Society of Friends
Newby, Thomas; White, Caleb; Walton, George
Volume 13, Pages 274-275
THOS. NEWBY, CALEB WHITE & GEORGE WALTON TO COL. THOMAS HARVEY.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
To Col. Thomas Harvey:
As to Mr. Joseph Newby he is not in unity with the Society, therefore could not obtain a certificate, but we have thought it necessary to inform thee, according to our knowledge, how the
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case stands with him, hoping thou wilt shew as much favor towards him as the circumstance will admit. He fell in love with a young woman, so nearly related to him, that our discipline would not admit them a marriage, and notwithstanding he was precautioned of it, yet he married her before a Magistrate, for which according to our Discipline we were obliged to disown him. Yet we believe his principles are not altered as to bearing arms. If thou would be so favorable to write a few lines to the Governor, on his behalf, if thou canst not relieve him thyself, and it will conduce much to the satisfaction of thy friends.