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Penn, William, 1644-1718 Christian Discipline: Certain Good and Wholesome Orders, for the Well-Governing of My Family,in a right Christian Conversation, as becometh the Children of the Light and Truth, in the Most Hight GOD. Divided Into Two Parts.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00246.01 Author/Creator: Penn, William, 1644-1718 Place Written: Pennsylvania Type: Broadside Date: 1751 Pagination: 2 broadside ; 42.2 x 33.2 cm Order a Copy

First page contains guidelines for a religious household, as originally printed by William Penn. Reprint of original by Josiah Forster in 1751. Bible verses act as bookends on the top and bottom of William Penn's type. Note from Forster at the bottom explains the copying of Penn's words. Second page was formerly adhered to the back of Penn document, removed by conservator. It is a blank certificate meant to note the occurrence of a Quaker meeting.

Penn, William, 1644-1718

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