His faith-driven mission to end slavery, combined with his peculiar personal circumstances, turned the 4-foot-tall Benjamin Lay into one of the largest of Colonial America’s larger-than-life characters. When he died at age 77 in 1759, he was buried as a nonmember in an unmarked grave in the Abington Monthly Meeting cemetery, his legacy doomed to be superseded by the upper-class-gentleman abolitionists who would follow.But his fame — or, in many a craw, infamy — eventually faded. , will have its first reading next month in London. But for Lay, the only news that matters would undoubtedly be this: The Quakers are finally conceding he was right. Saturday, Abington Monthly Meeting will dedicate a headstone to mark the graves of Lay and his wife, Sarah, at the entry gates to the burial ground.Find Dwarf single women and meet Dwarf single girls, sexy single women, Dwarf women who are looking for a date through our trusted Dwarf matchmaking site.
He believed that people should not be complicit in oppression — of men or animals.He stood outside in the snow without coat and shoes, chiding them for making Africans toil in rags in winter’s throes.During a speech at a Philadelphia market, he smashed cups as a reminder that forced labor had provided the sugar for their spot of tea.Kristin E, Holmes is a general assignment reporter in the suburbs. She has covered police, courts, religion, municipal government, and obituaries. Benjamin Lay was an 18th-century vegetarian hunchbacked dwarf who lived in caves around Abington with his wife, also a dwarf, and a trove of hundreds of books.But that wasn’t why — at least not entirely why — his wealthy Quaker brethren disliked him.