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"The Other Side of the Question"
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The Other Side of the Question in Three Parts . . . : comprising a general vindication of the character of Mother and the elders against the attacks of public slander, the edicts of a prejudiced party, and the misguided zeal of lawless mobs.
Cincinnati [Ohio] : Looker, Reynolds, & Co., printers, 1819.
[Images from original copy of the publication located at the New York Historical Society, New York, NY ]


[Title Page]

THE
OTHER SIDE OF THE QUESTION.
IN THREE PARTS

I. An explanation of the proceedings of Eunice Chapman and the Legislature, against the United Society, called Shakers, in the state of New York.
   
II. A refutation of the false statements of Mary Dyer against the said society, in the state of New Hampshire.
   
III An account of the proceedings of Abram Van Vleet, Esq. and his associates, against the said United Society at Union Village, Ohio.

COMPRISING A GENERAL VINDICATION OF THE CHARACTER OF
MOTHER AND THE ELDERS
AGAINST THE ATTACKS OF PUBLIC SLANDER - THE EDICTS OF A PREJU
DICED PARTY - AND THE MISGUIDED ZEAL OF LAWLESS MOBS.

PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE
UNITED SOCIETY AT UNION VILLAGE, OHIO.

It is not the manner of the Americans to deliver any man to die, be-
fore that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have
license to answer for himself, concerning the crime laid against him.

CINCINNATI:
Looker, Reynolds & Co. Printers
1819

[Title page of the third section, page [115]. ]

THE
OTHER SIDE OF THE QUESTION.
PART THIRD

An account of the proceedings of Abram Van
Vleet, Esq. and his associates, against the said United
Society , called Shakers, in Ohio.

"The law and the prophets were abused until John : from that time
the kingdom of God is preached, and every one useth violence (eis au-
 
teen) upon her." Correct translation of LUKE xvi, 16.

It is well known that the United Society, called Shakers, from its earliest existence in this western country, hath been subject to the unremitting slander and misrepresentation of a certain class of the human family ; and therefore any public vindication of our character might be considered, by impartial citizens, as unnecessary.-But considering that even in the state of New-York, where the innocence and virtue of the institution have long been indisputable, the power of falsehood could bring upon the church a legislative privation of her civil and sacred rights - and that the same imperious spirit hath commenced hostilities upon us, equally, if not more alarming,--it might be deemed a criminal neglect of duty, should we omit offering to the public any refutation of their bold and confident statements.

As the principal matters relating to the Shakers, which have lately been presented to the public, have come forth under the signature of Abram Van Vleet, Esq. who is a [transcriber note: end of page]

[3. Alphabetical list of names of the Shakers who signed their names [29th day of September 1819] in a Supplement at the end of the third section, page [vi].

Molly Anderson, Peggy Draggoo,
Sally Baker, Rachel Duncan,
Polly Baxter, Betsey Dunlavey,
Amanda Bedle, Lucy Faith,
Eunice Bedle, Mary Graham,
Mary Bedle, Naomi Hathaway,
Eliza Bedle, Cynthia Hill,
Lucinda Bedle, Ruth Hill,
Patsey Bedle, Cyrene Hollaway,
Sally Brown, Polly Hollaway,
Ruth Brown, Sally Hollaway,
Jane Buchanan, Denisa Houston,
Nancy Byrne, Peggy Houston,
Sally Byrne, Rebecca Houston,
Hannah Carson, Amanda Hunt,
Patsey Carson, Eliza Hunt,
Peggy Carson, Polly Hunt,
Polly Clark, Eunice Jackson,
Lucy Darrow, Letty Jackson,
Esther Davis, Phebe Johnson,
Polly Davis, Prudence Johnson,
Eunice Dennis, Patty Kimble,
Lucy Dennis, Allurah Kitchell,
Rachel Dennis, Malinda Kitchell,
Hetty Draggoo, Matilda Kitchell,

4. Continuation of alphabetical list of names of the Shakers who signed their names [29th day of September 1819] in a Supplement at the end of the third section, page [vii].]

Susanna Liddil, Molly Sering,
Polly Manning, Nancy Sering,
Rebekah McNeely, Eliza Sharp,
Vincy McNemar, Sally Sharp,
Nancy McNemar, Lois Spinning,
Nancy Millikin, Lovina Spining,
Lydia Miller, Betsey Spining,
Charlotte Morrell, Patience Spining,
Electy Morrell, Thankful Stewart,
Prudence Morrell, Phebe Stewart,
Elizabeth Morris, Molly Stout,
Nancy Morris, Nancy Stout,
Susanna Naylor, Susanna Stout,
Azubah Patterson, Arteama. Teegarden,
Clarissa Patterson, Susanna Tibberghin,
Rachel Parcel, Hannah Valentine,
Mary H. Richardson, Elizabeth Wait,
Harriet Roberts, Joanna Wallace,
Nancy Rollins, Mary West,
Polly Rollins, Olive West,
Sally Rude, Hortency Worley,
Phebe Seely, Rebecca Worley.
Almana Sering,  


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