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27 June 2003

Extracts from Minutes and Advices 1783 - preview
It is advised that friends be circumspect, and not make it their business to discourse of the outward powers… and although we gave plain and Christian advice and admonition last year, for friends to beware of all airy discourses, disputes, and controversies, about the kingdoms of this world, that all might walk circumspectly and wisely, in subjection to the divine and over-ruling power and wisdom of God; yet contrariwise, to our grief, we have heard too much complaint and reflections, occasioned by some who have not observed a true bridle to their tongues, but have been too busy, loose, and airy, in discourses of this nature: and therefore we do exhort and admonish all such in the fear of God, and as they have respect unto his holy truth and innocent people, and their own safety, to be watchful, careful, and circumspect for the time to come, that none may suffer as busy bodies, nor bring suffering or reproach, or cause jealousies to be raised upon or against others that are innocent, and singly desire the preservation, safety, and peace of all friends in truth and innocency towards all men

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