Quaker Man Dressed in Simplicity
300 years of Quakers in Tottenham

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Tottenham Quakers

William Forster in America

In 1820 William undertook a mission to America on behalf of the Society of Friends. This lasted for five years during which time he worked to prevent a rift that was appearing among American Friends. The separation went ahead, but William was considered to have done good service. He had a calm and peaceful tone which suited him to conciliatory work.

William made two further visits to America. One of these was due to a threatened split among Friends in Indiana over the slavery question. His efforts were successful. William was a strong advocate against slavery.

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