"Truth Exalted, in a short but sure Testimony against all those religious Faiths and Worships that have been formed and followed in the darkness of Apostasy; and for that Glorious Light which is now risen and shines forth in the Life and Doctrine of the despised Quakers as the alone good old way of Life and Salvation. Presented to Princes, Priests, and People, that they may repent, believe, and obey. By William Penn, whom Divine Love constrains in an holy contempt to trample on Egypt's glory, not fearing the King's wrath, having beheld the Majesty of Him who is invisible" (1668).
|The Birth of Pennsylvania by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, Circa 1680. William Penn, holding paper, standing and facing King Charles II, in the King's breakfast chamber at Whitehall.|
|First Draft of the Frame of Government, Pennsylvania's first constitution written by Penn in England, Circa 1681 - The Papers of William Penn, Volume Two (1680–1684), University of Pennsylvania.|
"And thou. Philadelphia, the virgin settlement of this province, named before thou wast born, what love, what care, what service, and what travail hath there been to bring thee forth and preserve thee from such as would abuse and defile thee! My soul prays to God for thee, that thou mayest stand in the day of trial, that thy children may be blessed of the Lord, and thy people saved by his power."
|WILLIAM PENN. Manuscript Document Signed, “Wm Penn,” with his seal, on parchment, Philadelphia, April 12, 1684. Selling 236 acres in Chester County, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Robert Wade, who had been the first Quaker to move to Pennsylvania. - Courtesy Seth Kaller, Inc.|