Dear Friend, Letters and Essays of Elias Hicks
Elias Hicks penned hundreds of letters. They complement his Journal, fleshing out details of his life and beliefs, revealing a man devoted to his family, neighbors and friends, to the Religious Society of Friends, but more than anything else, a man simply, humbly, and steadfastly devoted to God. Some of his letters recount the trials of a traveling minister in the early 19th century. Most controversially, some put forward his theological beliefs and the scriptural basis for them. Paul Buckley has compiled and transcribed a selection of Elias Hicks's letters and essays from the original manuscripts. Footnotes and appendices explain archaic and unfamiliar words and phrases and provide biographical sketches.