New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Appendix 1: Some State Laws Pertaining to Friends in New England

There are several areas of law which might be of importance to Friends:

  1. Laws pertaining to the incorporation of New England Yearly Meeting;
  2. Laws pertaining to the incorporation of monthly meetings;
  3. Laws pertaining to churches, church government, religious societies in general, or in some states "non-business" corporations;
  4. Laws pertaining to property tax exemption;
  5. Laws pertaining to military exemption;
  6. Laws pertaining to Friends' manner of marriage;
  7. Laws pertaining to oaths/affirmations;
  8. Laws pertaining to records (minutes, letters, etc.).


Connecticut General Statutes Annotated


Maine Revised Statutes Annotated


Massachusetts General Laws Annotated

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated

Rhode Island

General Laws of Rhode Island


Vermont Statutes Annotated

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

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