member John Woolman is traveling under a concern for slaveholding.
Our Meeting has worshiped with him many
times as we considered this issue and his leading to travel
among Friends.We have no doubt that he is genuinely called
to be with you and seek new Light with you about God’s
intentions for slaveholding and the Negro.
entrust John Woolman to your care, and pray that you and he feel the
presence of the Divine Companion as you meet
Clerk, New Dover Friends Meeting
this fictional example is written as a letter, it is a minute from
a Meeting. It records that the Meeting affirms
the Friend’s leading to travel under a concern. (Probably the
Meeting used a clearness committee to examine this leading.)
The Meeting need not necessarily unite with the concern.
<See Clearness and Clearness Committees>.