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Pioneer Prophetess: Jemima Wilkinson, the Publick Universal Friend


At the age of twenty-four, the Rhode Island Quaker Jemima Wilkinson (1752-1819) recovered from a bout of fever with the pronouncement that she had been directed by a vision to preach to a "dying and sinful world." Announcing that Jemima had died and that her body now housed a new spirit, the Publick Universal Friend, this remarkably charismatic-and notably scandal-plagued-woman gathered several hundred followers and settled to the west of Seneca Lake. Although the religious community she founded on a framework of abstinence ...

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    • Title: Pioneer Prophetess by Herbert A. Wisbey
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780801404597, 0801404592
    • eText ISBN: 9781501711534
    • Edition: 1964
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