Quakers near Mount Vernon

It is remarkable that a settlement of Quakers near Mount Vernon has remained unmolested during the entire war, though alternately included within National and Rebel lines.  Their semi-weekly meetings have been regularly continued; sometimes a rebel picket pacing in front of the building, and perhaps a Union sentinel having the same beat the next week.  They have remained undisturbed both in property and in person.

(Liberator, Oct 17, 1862, pg 4)