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Today in Heritage History, 1688, The Quakers conduct their first formal protest against slavery in Germantown, Pennsylvania. They said the reason for their objection was that the Quaker religion  believed,”manual labor without monetary compensation was against God’s law and (is) horribly, religiously, and morally wrong, with the exception (as you all know) of Quaker woman”. After encountering a flurry of objections, they sought a viable compromise by suggesting that “at least on the Lord’s Day”, their fellow Quaker slave owners should not demand to be served the “full” ten minute kind of apple-cinnamon Quaker Oats but rather, the (new) “instant” kind. 

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