Morris, Anthony

Morris, Anthony a Quaker preacher of some note, was born about 1654 in England, and emigrated to this country about 1680. He settled in New Jersey, and finally removed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1701 he began to preach, and through fidelity in the exercise of his gift his communications were sound and edifying. Having a prospect of much religious labor, he circumscribed his worldly affairs, and devoted his time chiefly to the holy cause he had espoused. He travelled in the work of the ministry in most of the North American provinces, and in the year 1715 he visited Great Britain. He died August 23, 1721. See Janney, Hist. of Friends, 3:202.

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