TITLE: Memoirs of Samuel M. Janney, late of Lincoln, Loudoun County, Va

AUTHOR:   Janney, Samuel Macpherson.  

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    FRONT MATTER:   MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL M. JANNEY Late of Lincoln, Loudoun County, Va.      Starts at - Img 1 Pg UN
  • (1)      Starts at - Img 1 Pg UN
  • (2)      Starts at - Img 5 Pg UN
  • (3)  PREFACE.    Starts at - Img 6 Pg UN
  • (4)  CONTENTS.    Starts at - Img 8 Pg UN
  • (5)  Memoirs of Samuel M. Janney. CHAPTER I. Birth and parentage—Some account of his ancestors—Death of his mother—Early religious impressions—Reading the Scriptures—Removal to Fairfax—Goes into his uncle's counting-house in Alexandria—Self-improvement—Reflections upon the Classics. 1801.    Starts at - Img 14 Pg UN
  • (6)  CHAPTER II. Edward Stabler and Dr. Dick—Teaches in a Presbyterian Sabbath-school—Establishes with others a First-day school for colored people—Religious exercises. 1824.    Starts at - Img 22 Pg 9
  • (7)  CHAPTER III. Attends a Methodist class-meeting with William Lamphier—Reflections thereon—Receives a prize for his poem “The Country School-House”—Correspondence with George P. Morris—Becomes a contributor to the New York Mirror—Religious controversy in the Society of Friends—A sermon by Margaret Judge—Death of Rachel Ellicott—Poem on Affliction. 1824–'25.    Starts at - Img 26 Pg 13
  • (8)  CHAPTER IV. Co-partnership with Dr. Bond—Marriage—Bridal tour—Poem upon Lake George—Labors for the Colored people—Formation of a Benevolent Society—Joins a Colonization Society—Petition to Congress for the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia—Illness and visit to the Red Sulphur Springs—Poem. 1825 to 1829.    Starts at - Img 38 Pg 25
  • (9)  CHAPTER V. Again visits Red Sulphur Springs—His health much improved—Removal to Occoquan—Visit from Daniel Quinby—He accompanies him as far as Richmond and Petersburg—Death of a little daughter—Publishes a letter on Christian doctrine—His first appearance in the ministry—Reflections upon the ministry—Indulged meeting granted at Occoquan—Writes Conversations on Religious Subjects—Joins George Truman in a religious visit to the meetings of Fairfax Quarter—Goes as companion for George Truman to visit the families of Friends of Baltimore—Visits Dunning's Creek with a Yearly Meeting committee—Attends New York Yearly Meeting. 1829–'35.    Starts at - Img 50 Pg 37
  • (10)  CHAPTER VI. Publishes a volume of Poems—Business at Occoquan proves unsuccessful—Removes to Loudoun Co., Va., where he opens a Boarding School. 1839.    Starts at - Img 62 Pg 49
  • (11)  CHAPTER VII. He travels in some of the counties of Virginia, on a religious visit—Death of his father. 1841–'42.    Starts at - Img 65 Pg 52
  • (12)  CHAPTER VIII. Visits some meetings within the limits of Indiana Yearly meeting—Endeavors to heal dissensions there—Writes an Epistle to Friends in the State of Ohio. 1844.    Starts at - Img 71 Pg 58
  • (13)  CHAPTER IX. 1844–'46. He writes a series of articles upon Slavery—Letters to George Truman and Isaac T. Hopper—Letter to his uncle, Phineas Janney—Attends the Quarterly Meeting at Red Stone, in Pennsylvania—Enters into a canvass for free schools in Virginia—Goes to Richmond as delegate to an Educational Convention—Letter to a Slaveholder.    Starts at - Img 99 Pg 86
  • (14)  CHAPTER X. 1849–'50. Attends Ohio Yearly Meeting—Answer to Wm. A. Smith's Defence of Slavery—The Grand Jury indicts him for it—He defends himself and is cleared.    Starts at - Img 109 Pg 96
    • (14.2)  “THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS VINDICATED.    Starts at - Img 112 Pg 99
  • (15)  CHAPTER XI. 1850–51. S. S. Randall suggests his writing the Life of Penn—‘Two letters from him on the subject’—Engaged in the work—Visits his friend S. S. Randall, who assists him in revising his book.    Starts at - Img 119 Pg 106
  • (16)  CHAPTER XII. 1851. He obtains a minute to attend Philadelphia, New York and Genesee Yearly Meetings, with some of the meetings composing them—Some account of his religious exercises while on this journey—Proposition brought to Yearly Meeting for an equit-ble division of property held by our branch of the Society—Not then carried, but adopted in 1864—Hopes entertained of a more cordial feeling between the two branches—Accepts an invitation to visit Thomas Evans of Philadelphia, who expressed himself satisfied with the Life of Penn—At his request adds some doctrinal matter in the next edition—Letters to Caleb Carmalt—Letters to S. S. Randall and Jane Johnson on the Life of Geo. Fox.    Starts at - Img 124 Pg 111
  • (17)  CHAPTER XIII. 1854. Attends Philadelphia and New York Yearly Meetings, and some Meetings belonging to them—Interviews with Richard Mott and Stephen Grellet—Letter to Dillwyn Parrish.    Starts at - Img 143 Pg 130
  • (18)  CHAPTER XIV. 1857. Receives a minute to attend Ohio and Indiana Yearly Meetings, and to appoint and attend some meetings within their limits—Is taken with a hemorrhage from the lungs in Illinois—Attends meetings in much weakness—Salutations from London Yearly Meeting read at the Representative Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting—A reply to it by him and some others—Some account of the life and death of his son John.    Starts at - Img 166 Pg 153
  • (19)  CHAPTER XV. 1859–60. Visit to Warrington and other Meetings belonging to that Quarter—Attends Philadelphia and New York Yearly Meetings, and some Meetings composing them—Journey to Eastern Shore of Maryland.    Starts at - Img 185 Pg 172
  • (20)  CHAPTER XVI. 1861–'63. Goes to Philadelphia to attend to the publication of History of Friends—Civil war begins—County occupied with Southern troops—Battle of Ball's Bluff—Goes through the lines to attend Baltimore Yearly Meeting—Is arrested when he returns—Interview with General Evans—After four days' detention is released—Occupation of Waterford Meeting House by Southern troops—Attends Quarterly Meeting at Sandy Spring and other meetings—Tribute to Miriam Gover—Goes with a committee to visit some of the subordinate meetings of Baltimore Yearly Meeting—Death of a sister—Visit to Philadelphia and New York Yearly Meetings—Passage from Extracts of Baltimore Yearly Meeting—Engaged in writing third and fourth volumes of History of Friends.    Starts at - Img 201 Pg 188
  • (21)  CHAPTER XVII. 1864. With a committee, visits Friends in Iowa who have applied for the privilege of holding a Quarterly Meeting.    Starts at - Img 222 Pg 209
  • (22)  CHAPTER XVIII. 1864–'65. Citizens of Loudoun arrested by Union troops—Goes to Washington to procure their release—Interview with General Sheridan and other military commanders—Part of the prisoners liberated on parole, others kept as hostages for exchange—Attends Baltimore Yearly Meeting—Again lays before the meeting his concern that an equitable share of the property shall be offered the Orthodox Friends, which was united with—An extract from the minutes of the meeting—Goes to Philadelphia—A serious accident on the train—General Sheridan's raid in Loudoun—Much distress there—Help solicited from the North, which is cheerfully given—Closing of the war—Death of President Lincoln.    Starts at - Img 231 Pg 218
  • (23)  CHAPTER XIX 1868. With a Minute of Concurrence, with his brother, Asa M. Janney, as companion, attends the Yearly Meetings of Philadelphia, New York and Genesee, and some of the Meetings composing them.    Starts at - Img 249 Pg 236
  • (24)  CHAPTER XX. 1869. Reflections upon his sixty-ninth birth-day—Meets the Committee on Indian Concerns, in Baltimore—A proposition before them from General Grant, that they should take charge of some of the Western Indians—They accept the charge—Part of the Indian committee wait on the Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of Indian Affairs—Meets the Indian committee in Baltimore, where his name is proposed for Superintendent of Indian Affairs—Accepts the appointment—Makes preparations for a long absence from home.    Starts at - Img 262 Pg 249
  • (25)  CHAPTER XXI. 1869–'71. Arrives in Omaha—Names of Agents—Meets with a cordial welcome—Holds a Public Meeting—Visits the Winnebago and Omaha Agencies—The hardships the Winnebagoes had met with from the Government—Writes a petition to the Government for the reimbursement of a large sum of money—Congress refunds it—The first Council—The allotment of land in severalty discussed and agreed to—Addresses them on Religion and Morality—Goes to the Omaha Agency, where the same subjects are discussed in Council with the Chiefs.    Starts at - Img 267 Pg 254
  • (26)  CHAPTER XXII. 1870. Some account of the Pawnee Tribe—They are suspected of the murder of a white man—The Superintendent holds a council with the chiefs on the subject—Four Indians are delivered up and taken to Omaha—Their trial—After twenty-two months' imprisonment they are admitted to bail—The chiefs and Superintendent and Agent become responsible for them—Superintendent visits some of the Agencies with a deputation of Friends—Congress appropriates $30,000 for Indian civilization—Letter to a convention of Friends held in Philadelphia—Letter to Benjamin Hallowell—Letter to Commissioner of Indian Affairs.    Starts at - Img 277 Pg 264
  • (27)  CHAPTER XXIII. 1871. Letter to a Joint Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs—Resigns his position—Letter from W. H. Macy relating to it—Barclay White is appointed as his successor—He is taken sick with intermittent fever—Returns to his home in Virginia.    Starts at - Img 294 Pg 281
  • (28)  CHAPTER XXIV. 1873. Attends Ohio Yearly Meeting with James M. Walker as companion—They visit some meetings belonging to it—Attends Indiana Yearly Meeting.    Starts at - Img 301 Pg 288
  • (29)  CHAPTER XXV. 1875–80. Goes as one of a committee to attend the opening of Illinois Yearly Meeting—Fiftieth anniversary of his marriage—Verses by T. M. J.—Attends the Yearly Meetings of Philadelphia and New York—Visits the Centennial Exposition—Attends Warrington Quarterly Meeting and the meetings composing it—Death of A. M. Janney—Reflections upon his seventy-seventh birth-day—Goes to Washington on Indian affairs—Attends Philadelphia and New York Yearly Meetings—His closing record—Attends Waterford Quarterly Meeting—Attends the opening of the new meeting-house at Washington—Illness and death—Extracts from memorial prepared by Friends. 1875–80.    Starts at - Img 311 Pg 298