Joshua Evans (Quaker minister)

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Joshua Evans (September 23, 1731July 6, 1798) was an American Quaker minister, journalist, and abolitionist.



A Journal of the Life, Travels, Religious Exercises and Labours in the Work of the Ministry of Joshua Evans, Late of Newton Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, Philadelphia: John & Isaac Comly, 1837.
  • My spirit was often bowed in awful reverence before the Most High, and covered with feelings of humility and tenderness; under which I had to believe that we ought to attend to Divine instruction, even in disposing of and governing the inferior part of his creation.
    • p. 27
  • I considered that life was sweet in all living creatures, and the taking it away became a very tender point with me. The creatures, or many of them, were given, or as I take it, rather lent us to be governed in the great Creator's fear.
    • pp. 27-28
  • I believe my dear Master has been pleased to try my faith and obedience, by teaching me that I ought no longer to partake of any thing that had life.
    • p. 29

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