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Simplicity and equality

Moderation and abstinence

As temperance and moderation are virtues proceeding from true religion … we beseech all to be careful of their conduct and behaviour, abstaining from every appearance of evil; and as an excess in drinking has been too prevalent among many of the inhabitants of these nations, we commend to all Friends a watchful care over themselves, attended with a religious and prudent zeal against a practice so dishonourable and pernicious.

Yearly Meeting in London, 1751

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