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Elias Hicks (1748–1830)

Hicks, Elias. An American Quaker reformer, founder of the sect known as “Hicksite” Quakers; born at Hempstead, Long Island, March 19, 1748; died at Jericho, NY, 1830. In 1781 he began preaching greater consecration. An early and determined foe of slavery, he secured the emancipation of many slaves. He was bred a carpenter, and paid his traveling expenses by working at his trade. Neither he nor his followers ever recognized the name “Hicksite,” given them in reproach. He wrote: ‘Observations on Slavery’ (1811); ‘Doctrinal Epistle’ (1824); ‘Journal’ (1828; 3d ed. 1832); etc.