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When Richard Thomas Jr., a member of Sandy Spring (and husband of one of James Brooke's granddaughters), founded the town of Brookeville on tracts of James Brooke's original property, he brought with him his Quaker heritage and kin.Thomas sold most of the town's quarter-acre lots to fellow members of the meeting.

Even though many of Brookeville's Friends could afford the luxury of a carriage, Caleb Bentley and Bernard Gilpin's families made a point of walking the five miles from Brookeville to the Quaker meetings held in Sandy Spring.Friends only spoke informally, using the more familiar "thee" and "thy" to address others instead of "you" and "your." They also numbered the months and days of the week instead of calling them by their secular names- Monday was known as "first day" while January was known as "first month," and so on.Those who married outside the faith were released quickly and without question.Even Deborah Brooke Thomas, the wife of Brookeville's founder, was disowned for marrying her husband by a Catholic priest outside of the Meeting.Brookeville's leading residents were metropolitan and business-oriented, but maintaining traditional Quaker values was still important to them.

One way that they protected their values was by carefully guarding membership into meeting.And even though non-Quakers lived in Brookeville too, for decades after its founding around 1800, the town maintained its distinct Quaker identity.As Quakers, the members of the meeting at Sandy Spring followed the teachings of a seventeenth-century English Christian reformer named George Fox.Fox preached that humans needed no mediator between themselves and God and should instead follow their "inner light," God's presence within each individual.Fox and his followers asserted that anyone, regardless of sex, education, wealth, or race could receive individual revelations and guidance from God.He even once scribbled down recipes for ginger and raspberry wine in his personal notebook.