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Drawn from the Original Bust in the Leganian Limry Philadelphia 2. Vov"1797

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Original Institution and Settlement of that Province, under
the first Proprietor and Governor WILLIAM PENN,

in 1681, till after the Year 1742;

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RESPECTING,
The Life of W. PENN, prior to the grant of the Province, and the religious
Society of the People called Quakers;---with the first rise of the neighbouring
Colonies, more particularly of Weft-Nerv-ferfey, and the Settlement

of the Dutch and Swedes on Delaware.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

A brief Description of the said Province,

AND

OF

THE

General State, in which it flourished, principally between the Years 1760 and 1770.

The whole including a Variety of Things,
Vseful and interesting to be known, respecting that Country in early Time, &c.

With an APPENDIX.

Written principally between the Years 1776 and 1780,

By ROBERT PROUD.

PULCHRUM EST BENEFACERE REIPUBLICÆ, ETIAM BENEDICERE HAUD ABSUR

DUM EST, VEL PACE VEL BELLO CLARUM FIERI LICET." Sal. Catalin,

SED CUM PLERIQUE ARBITRENTUR RES BELLICAS MAJORES ESSE QUAM URBANAS,
MINUENDA EST HÆC OPINIO."

Cic. Off

VOLUME I.

Philadelphia:

PRINTED AND SOLD BY ZACHARIAH POULSON, JUNIOR,

NUMBER EIGHTY, CHESNUT-STREET.

1797

LIBRARY
29TY OF CALIFOENTAI

DAVIS

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