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Friends Fifteenth Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

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Quaker Meeting House in Manhattan

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Gramercy
Public Hall, Place of Worship


Dorothy Kurtz

A Quaker meeting house associated with the Religious Society of Friends. Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherlands (later renamed New York), tried to punish a group of Quakers because Stuyvesant only wanted people worshipping in the Dutch Reformed Church. Instead of being punished, those Quakers protested and produced the Flushing Remonstrance - one of the earliest "freedom of worship" proclamation in North America. (January 2013)

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