Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Journal of John Woolman

Born August 19, 1720 and passing into the afterlife on October 7, 1772, John Woolman lived much of his life based in Mount Holly, New Jersey, as a merchant, tailor, journalist, Quaker preach and early abolitionist.   He traveled throughout British North America preaching Quaker beliefs and advocating against slavery, animal cruelty, economic injustice and conscription.   He was in short a quiet sort of rebel with more than a little clue.

The Journal of John Woolman was published after his death and came to be considered a prominent American spiritual work.  This journal has bee in print since 1774.  Adding to his other works it gives a great deal of evidence to his character and how deeply he thought on anti-slavery, anti-materialism and on how power has an innate ability to corrupt.  On a more positive note, he also spent considerable time discussing God’s divine power and goodness.

The Journal of John Woolman,Chapter X, may be read here:



Putting this work onto Librivox is in process.  What has been done and an opportunity to help complete this project is found here:


A short look at who Woolman was and what helped form his theological views may be found here:

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