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‘That Charity which begins at Home’: Ethnic Societies and Benevolence in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia

Aaron Sullivan
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Vol. 134, No. 4 (October 2010), pp. 305-337
DOI: 10.5215/pennmaghistbio.134.4.0305
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5215/pennmaghistbio.134.4.0305
Page Count: 33
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‘That Charity which begins at Home’: Ethnic
        Societies and Benevolence in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia
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Abstract

To be good Citizens of the World and the Nation we live in, yet to have special Fellowship with the Descendants of our Ancestors, is perfectly consistent with true Patriotism and universal Philanthropy. That Charity which begins at Home diffuses its Influence to the remotest parts of the Earth.

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