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EVANS, Thomas, Quaker, born in Philadelphia in 1798: died 25 May 1868. In 1827'8 he opposed the Unitarian views of Elias Hicks in a series of able papers in the " Friend." In 1837 he narrowly escaped shipwreck on a voyage to Charleston, South Carolina, and from overexertion at the pumps, his health was irreparably injured. From 1837 till 1854 he edited, with his brother William, "The Friend's Library," a collection of standard religious writings by eminent members of the society, in fourteen volumes. He was the author of "An Exposition of the Faith of the Religious Society of the Friends" (Philadelphia, 1828).
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