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Excerpt from William Penn: The Founder of Pennsylvania
America naturally recalls attention to the story of his life. I have been requested by my publishers to prepare a new work on the subject: and Quaker descent on my mother's side, the study for many years of opinions entertained by the Society of Friends, and sympathy with the founder of Pennsylvania in his love of peace, and his advocacy of civil and re ligious freedom, have rendered the task pleasant and interesting.
The writings of Penn, and his life by Thomas Clarkson, in two volumes, 1813, supply a basis for the whole work. But important supplementary know ledge has been added since. The controversy raised by Lord Macaulay touching Penn's relations with James II. Illustrated those points in many ways and the Right Hon. W. E. Forster especially, in his ex haustive pamphlet on the subject, published in 1849, supplied much original information for subsequent writers. Hepworth Dixon's popular and eloquent Historical Biography, founded on Family and State Papers, did not add much to what was known be fore; but Hazard's Annals of Pennsylvania, 1850.
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bound: 380 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (May 5, 2017)
isbn: 1331457823, 978-1331457824,
weight: 1.1 pounds (