An Attempt to Have a Law Enacted by the General Court in Boston to Allow Heirs to Inherit Property Previously Dedicated to the Shakers
In a collection of archival material preserved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are a number of petitions, letters of remonstrance, and testimonies that tell of the long-forgotten struggle to have an act passed by the General Court that would allow heirs to inherit property previously dedicated to the Shakers. The signers of the petition were neighbors of the Shakers, the relatives of such neighbors, people who had business dealings with the society, local civic leaders, and those who had family members among the Believers.
American Communal Societies Quarterly
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