Great news! A revised version of my thesis was accepted for publication at "Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies." The article will come out in the Spring 2007 issue under the name "Origins of Abolitionism in America: the Germantown Quaker Protest of 1688." I will post the link to full online article when it comes out.
Meanwhile, below is a close-up of the signatures on the Protest. This photograph is published with permission of the Germantown Friends Meeting.
The document, which was rediscovered in the vault of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting last March, is now in the safe hands of the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts.