Epilogue

On October 9, 1772, Woolman’s body was buried in York. William Tuke made the arrangements, doing his best to follow the deceased’s instructions. Woolman had wanted his clothing traded away to defray the costs, and although Tuke had tried to exchange Woolman’s hat, shirt, and trousers for a coffin an...

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Published in: John Woolman's Path to the Peaceable Kingdom p. 223
Main Author: Geoffrey Plank
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc 03-19-2012
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Summary: On October 9, 1772, Woolman’s body was buried in York. William Tuke made the arrangements, doing his best to follow the deceased’s instructions. Woolman had wanted his clothing traded away to defray the costs, and although Tuke had tried to exchange Woolman’s hat, shirt, and trousers for a coffin and a shroud, there had been little time. The carpenter and the clothier he approached made it clear that they preferred money, so at that point Woolman’s former student John Bispham intervened. Bispham paid the two tradesmen cash and arranged to have Woolman’s peculiar costume shipped back to America. The gravedigger
ISBN: 0812244052
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