Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney born Philadelphia, PA April 6, 1801 (d. 1881). Quaker minister and preacher of pacifism. Despite support of President Lincoln, opposed Civil War military service. Co-founded Earlham College, 1847.
"[President Lincoln] may be made an instrument in hastening the coming of that glorious day. . . when swords shall be beaten into pruning-hooks, when nation shall no longer lift up sword against nation, nor the people learn war any more. What a glorious transition would be witnessed here, from a scene of desolation and sorrow and suffering to one of peace and joy and love!" (Oct. 26, 1862 speech at White House)