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OF THE

Private and public Life

OF

WILLIAM PEN N.

BY THOMAS CLARKSON, M. A.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

London:

PRINTED BY RICHARD TAYLOR AND CO., SHOE-LANE,

FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW,

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TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
HENRY RICHARD, LORD HOLLAND,

BARON OF HOLLAND IN LINCOLNSHIRE,

AND

OF FOXLEY IN WILTS,

TUESE MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM PENN,

THE FIRST STATESMAN,
WHO, BANISHING POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY,

FOUNDED HIS PUBLIC CONDUCT

SOLELY ON THE PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE, BY WHICH HE FURNISHED A MODEL OF GOVERNMENT,

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CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TO HIS OWN PEOPLE

A SUPERIOR DEGREE OF MORALITY AND HAPPINESS, AND ENSURING TO FOREIGNERS CONNECTED WITH THE SAME

PEACE, SECURITY, MORAL IMPROVEMENT, AND

THE RIGHTS OF MEN,

ARE INSCRIBED

ENTIRELY OUT OF RESPECT

TO HIS LORDSHIP'S OWN POLITICAL CONDUCT, ONCE AS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE KINGDOM,

AND NOW AS A PEER OF PARLIAMENT,

WHEREBY HE HAS SHOWN HIMSELF

A TINDICATOR OF THE RIGHTS OF INJURED AFRICA,
A FRIEND TO PEACE AND CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM,

A PATRON OF CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY,
IN ALL WHICH THE GREAT WILLIAM PENN

WAS AN EMINENT FORERUNNER,

BY HIS FRIEND

THOMAS CLARKSON.

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