Informal cooperation in these agencies and in other ways has, in some instances, led to reunion of some of the yearly meetings that split in the 1800s: New England, Canada, Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore. Except for Philadelphia, these reunited meetings now affiliate with both the Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting.
The reunion of the two New York Yearly Meetings—Hicksite and Orthodox—took place in 1955. It soon included the few Friends living in New York State who were members of the Canada Conservative Yearly Meeting and Genesee Yearly Meeting, a meeting set up in 1834 to include Hicksite meetings in Western New York and in Canada. The epistle of the reunited yearly meeting, announcing our longed-for healing, follows: