Words fail to describe the beautiful life and heart-tendering ministry of Rebecca Jones (1739-1818). When still a child, her eyes were opened to see the “ancient path” through the powerful preaching of Catherine Payton; and persevering in it all the days of her long and fruitful life, she was made a “vessel for honor, sanctified and useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.” Her diary and letters are both endearing and instructive, telling the story of a meek disciple, a tireless minister, a loving “mother in Israel”, a powerful preacher, and a shining example of every Christian virtue.
Rebecca Jones, a minister and mother in Israel (who had paid a religious visit to Friends in England and was highly esteemed by her contemporaries for religious experience, sound judgment and spiritual discernment) resided in this city, and her house was frequented by ministers and elders, and by younger members coming under the love of the Truth, who sought the benefit of her counsel and instructive conversation.- William Evans
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An account of the life, Christian experiences, and gospel labors of Rebecca Jones, containing an autobiographical portion, letters to friends and fellow-ministers, and journal entries kept during her travels in Europe in the work of the ministry.
“I have brought over an American Quaker lady who possessed more sense than both Houses of Parliament.”— Captain Thomas Truxton (after crossing the Atlantic with Rebecca Jones)