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DILLWYN, George, member of the Society of Friends, born in Philadelphia, 26 February 1738; died 23 June 1821. He entered into business in Philadelphia in 1759, but did not succeed. Afterward he became a Quaker preacher, and in this capacity visited the southern states. In 1784 he went to England, where he resided for the next eighteen years, his religious services being limited to London and its vicinity. In 1802 he returned to the United States and settled at Burlington, New Jersey He claimed to have a foreknowledge of events, and the members of his denomination conceded this gift to him. He was the author of "Dillwyn's Reflections." A memoir of his life has been published. See "Friends' Library," vol. viii.
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