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20 May 2000:  "For most of its history, the meeting house and cemetery across the street have lived a quiet existence. One notable exception
to this occurred not 40 years into its life, on the night of September 9, 1777. On that evening, British troops under the command of Lord Cornwallis,
on their way to the Battle of Brandywine that would occur two days later, camped and foraged on the gentle hills surrounding the meeting house.
Luckily they moved on the next day, on the way to Chadds Ford and ultimately Philadelphia. This allowed the understated little building to
return to its quiet dignity, perfectly in tune with the generations of Friends who have come to meet within its walls."