This article examines the workings of the Quaker system through the experiences of the Obadiah Williams family of Newport, Rhode Island, and New York State. Through this family’s account, Potvin describes the interaction of family and meeting in the Quaker community, and the often unique responsibilities that these institutions undertook in order to provide for the "rearing of the Quaker faithful,” and the continuation of their way of life, specifically in Newport.
Potvin, Ronald M.
"The Rearing of the Quaker Faithful: Family, Meeting and Transition from City to Farm,"
Newport History: Vol. 65
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol65/iss222/2