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The Quaker meeting at Somerton near Suffolk claims to be " the oldest continuous congregation in Virginia.

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The first meeting on the property was held on July 8, There was an adjacent house on the property, which would be converted to an apartment and First Day School.

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Among the Friends involved were the Sharpe family Dr. Peter Sharpe was known as "the good Quaker physician of Calvert County" and Richard Johns whose descendents became the founders of Johns Hopkins Hospital; one of the Johns family was disowned by Baltimore Yearly Meeting for selling whiskey. The minister was named Neave, and he served until his death in The Meeting had 28 members in and a peak of 36 members. Until this time, Quakers had grown in .

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Sincethis group has grown in s and spirituality and has become a monthly meeting. The cemetery is up on a hill on the East side of the Three Notch Road. This group of concerned Friends was committed to help improve the education and treatment of the black population in Southern Maryland. He talked in his journal of meeting with Indian chieftains and of staying at the home of James Preston, son of Richard Preston who died in On one occasion, after returning from a trip on horseback with James Preston, Fox found the Preston home burnt down and his chest destroyed "due to a careless wench".

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This meeting prospered and, during the years between towas a vigorous and lively gathering. Other Quakers moved into the area seeking milder climate and better opportunities for agricultural endeavors.

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Peter was a founding member and long time cornerstone of Patuxent Friends. After this date, Friends who did not wish to give up their slaves became Episcopalians. Entrance and address for the Meetinghouse was changed to Southern Connector Boulevard, and Southern Connector Blvd for the annex building.

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The Quaker tenet of simplicity is evident as there are no ornate carvings or flowery phrases etched onto the plain, gray markers. Original Hughesville meeting house established in Richard Preston had his home at Preston-on-Patuxent, which was the seat of the Maryland government for a period until Elizabeth Harris convinced others as well, and meetings began to be established in Calvert County—for example, at the Upper and Lower Cliffs.

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The latter were told they had to take oaths and remove their hats. They were whipped from constable to constable, until they were tossed from the Province. Renovation was accelerated through a cooperative agreement with a young friend who was willing to contribute his building skills in exchange for temporary residence.

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A small cemetery remains. They were called "vagabonds and idle persons".

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Baltimore Yearly Meeting aided this group of Friends in purchasing a piece of property and erecting a frame building for a meetinghouse in Hughesville, Maryland, where the cemetery still rests today. She found that earlier Quakers had "planted the theory of the Inward Light deeply and extensively".

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The Meeting House was torn down. Trueman Road in front of the Meetinghouse.

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He wrote that sleeping on the frozen ground was "very cold". It considers itself a worthy successor of the unprogrammed Patuxent Meeting, which existed in Calvert County in the midth Century. It was part of the Orthodox group of Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

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Those who gave up their slaves moved out of the area, since they could not grow tobacco economically without slaves. He and his family lived in the upstairs apartment until Twelfth Month The upstairs annex living quarters has been occupied by different sojourners since the first day of renovation. An article in the Washington Post highlighted work on the cemetery and its newconstructed as an Eagle Scout project by Matthew Keck who is a member of Patuxent Friends Meeting.

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