found, and the “conspirators,” as they were called by their enemies, were compelled to seek for accommodation and protection among the Philadelphia Quakers
In that circumstance there was considerable significance.
Two great declarations of independence have issued from Philadelphia
One was for political freedom; the other was for personal freedom.
One was for the benefit of its authors as well as of others.
The other one was wholly unselfish.
Which had the loftier motive?
Ten States were represented in the Philadelphia
meeting, which, considering the difficulties incident to travel at that time, was a very creditable showing.
One man rode six hundred miles on horseback to attend it.
The following is the list of those in attendance, who became subscribers to the declaration that was promulgated: