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Journal or Visit to Upper Canada and Parts Adjacent



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Title: Journal or Visit to Upper Canada and Parts Adjacent

Author: Joshua Sharpless

Date: 1797

Type of Manuscript: Journal

Call Number: Mss040 Journal 7

Location: Swarthmore College

Summary: Joshua Sharpless (1746-1826) was the son of Benjamin and Martha (Mendenhall) Sharpless. Sharpless married Edith Yarnall at Middletown Meeting, Pennsylvania in 1768. Sharpless later removed to New Garden, Pennsylvania, where he worked towards the abolition of slave holding among Friends. In 1784, the family bought a farm in East Bradford and Westtown townships. In 17897 he was appointed to a Committee to visit Friends in Upper Canada.

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