The Wheaton League proposed a new National League Study to consider the establishment of a Dept. of Peace and Nonviolence at the National Convention. The proposal was not adopted.
"I love peace, and am anxious that we should give the world still another useful lesson, by showing to them other modes of punishing injuries than by war, which is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer."
"War has been avoided from a due sense of the miseries, and the demoralization it produces, and of the superior blessings of a state of peace and friendship with all mankind."
"I value peace, and I should unwillingly see any event take place which would render war a necessary resource."