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The pages within this site are modernizations of the 17th Century The Works of the George Fox; changing words and sentence structures to accommodate modern usage, adding identifiable supplementary text, and linking quotations and sentences to an on-line Bible to help determine any questions of validity in the mind of the reader. Below are the complete set of eight volumes of his Works, (unmodified) as originally published in 1831, except for the two volumes of the Journal that are much later editions and have been edited to modern English. These are supplied for anyone who wishes to verify that the original meaning has not been changed - as well as some additional books for supplementary reading.
1.The Works of George Fox I, The Journal of George Fox, Volume 1 - (23 Mb)
4.The Works of George Fox IV, Doctrine 1 (15.6 Mb)
The Journal of George Fox on this site has the official two volume version ( 1 and 2 above) edited by Ellwood. This site's version also includes considerable omitted text from the original manuscripts that George Fox hand recorded; these original manuscripts were transcribed and published by Norman Penney and is known as The Cambridge Journal, a two volume publication. Volume 1 is available for your study, though the spelling and lack of punctuation makes its reading applicable only to those with serious historical interest.
1. The "Cambridge Journal" - The Journal of George Fox, edited from original manuscripts by Norman Penney, Vol 1, (29.6 Mb)
On this site, there are also many references and quotations from William Sewel's The History of
the Rise, Increase and Progress
the Christian People Called Quakers, in two volumes. This work was published in 1695, when Sewel could still interview eye witnesses to the events, and when the detailed court records were still available. Sewel is considered the definitive historian of the early Quaker movement, being the source of most Quaker writings in the 19th Century. Sewel was a Dutch Quaker himself, the son of Quaker parents, who were in England during part of the persecutions that he has chronicled.
Also available is The History of the Society of Friends in America, 1850, by James Bowden, Vol I, (13.6Mb)