27 November 1853
From today onward, my journey with everyone in the Baltimore Sun is finished. My hair soon grays, retirement seems an option, and dreams of terror and warfare plague my nightly rests. I see soldiers in grays, greens, hiding in glorified ditches while explosions appear from no source, and my sleeplessness is destroying my work quality, and definitely hastened my retirement. Here at the Baltimore Sun, we have a very efficient and useful system for keeping records, and looking back, I see that I am not the only one who wrote about matters of faith – on the contrary, I’ve read several articles by my fellow journalists I neglected to read, and how wrong indeed I was to overlook them!
Among the many studies I did, religion was a dominant feature. Knowing how or what the people of my God were working for the faith did wonders, but recently I found articles on one of the lesser known groups of the religious crusade. According to a fellow author of mine, a group called the Shakers were founded, and he says that; “The Shaker beliefs are very similar to Quakers, which is a religious separation from Protestantism.” According to my friend, the Shakers were separate from the Protestants, and given no mention of Orthodox, Catholic, Coptic, or other church groups, one can assume that these Christians are a group with a unique set of values that do not identify with other churches.
My fellow also gives information about how these Shakers were founded, stating that a woman named Ann Lee arrived in America to found the Shakers in 1794, following the commands of God. These Shakers, by the words of their founder, are founded based on a conviction and a connection with God. On a different tone, one can see from this second article that some special emphasis is placed on compassion, as the reporter notes that “people are friendly and polite to me all the time. It was a wonderful experience discussing religion with Mother Ann Lee yesterday, and I was amazed how positive the mottos were.” This kindness falls in line quite well with other Christian values such as compassion, and that compassion falls in line with smdoogs’s statement that the Quakers came following the commandments of God. On a final note, it is good to be retiring at long last, but I know that wherever this nation goes, the Baltimore Sun will faithfully and justly inform us all.
 Smdoogs, Shaker Community prosperous or the next to fall? Retrieved 24 April 2015.
 jeffdong1998, Uniqueness of the Shakers. Retrieved 24 April 2015
 Smdoogs, Shaker Community prosperous or the next to fall?