Moore Family Reunion and Presentations 2021
July 17, 2021 via Zoom

All are welcome to attend the upcoming 2021 Moore Family Reunion, which includes three presentations that are of note to CFHA members. This event is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Samuel Moore I, of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Province of New Jersey, born c. 1630, and his great-grandson, United Empire Loyalist Samuel Moore of Upper Canada, formerly of the Provinces of New Jersey and Nova Scotia, born 1742, died 1822, Norwich Upper Canada.

Saturday, July 17, 2021
Informal meet and greet, 1:30-2:00 p.m., ET

Welcome, Introductions
3 Presentations, each followed by discussion and a break
 (topics below)
2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET

Presentation topics:
1 – “The Flushing Remonstrance: An Examination of Founding Contributions Made by the Colonial Ancestors of the Moore and Hicks Families to the Establishment of Now Universally Recognized Rights and Freedoms, Including Freedoms of Speech, Assembly and Religion” by John Hicks.

This talk addresses the Flushing Remonstrance, a 1657 petition to the Director-General of New Netherland Peter Stuyvesant, where thirty residents of Flushing (now a neighbourhood in NYC) requested an exemption to the ban he implemented on Quaker worship. This was an area where Quaker missionaries were often sent, and where Quaker Robert Hodgson was was arrested and imprisoned for preaching. Though none of the signees were Quakers, they believed in the fundamental right of freedom of religion. The Flushing Remonstrance is often regarded as a precursor to the freedom of religion clause in the 1789 US Bill of Rights. The Flushing Remonstrance begins with:

Remonstrance of the magistrates and inhabitants of Flushing, L. I. (with names), against the law against Quakers, 27 December 1657. Photo courtesy of the New York State Archives.

Right Honorable, You have been pleased to send unto us a certain prohibition or command that we should not receive or entertain any of those people called Quakers because they are supposed to be, by some, seducers of the people. For our part we cannot condemn them in this case, neither can we stretch out our hands against them, for out of Christ God is a consuming fire, and it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

2- “Whence Cometh Samuel?: Tracing the Lineage of the Honourable Samuel Moore I, of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Province of New Jersey” by Bob Moore.

3- “Colonialism, Fundamental Freedoms, and Connection to the Land: How Understanding the Ancestors Deepens Our Sense of Belonging in the New World” by M. Jane Fairburn.

We look forward to sharing stories and insights into the rich historical tradition of the Moore family in North America, all without the distance restrictions!
Please share this invitation with those who might be interested.

You can attend this Zoom reunion via computer or telephone
(computer preferred so you can see the participants and presenters)
Contact Donna Moore to receive the Zoom link
([email protected])
Donna Moore

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