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OF THE

Private and Public Life

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.

1813.

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To

The RIGHT Honourt ABLE
HENRY RICHARD, LORD HOLLAND,
BARON OF HOLLAND IN LINcoLNSHIRE,

AND
of FoxLEY IN wilts,

These MEMOIRS of THE LIFE of WILLIAM PENN,
THE FIRST STATESMAN,
who, BANISHING PoliticAL ExpediFNCY,
FOUNDED HIS PUBLIC CONDUCT
solely on the raiseries or justice,
By which HE FURNISHED A MoDEL of GovertNMENT,
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TO HIS OWN PEOPLE
A superior degåEE of MoRALITY AND HAPPINEss,
AND ENSURING TO FOREIGNERS CONNECTED WITH THE SAME
PEACE, SecuRITY, MoRAL IMPRoveMENT, AND

The RIGHTs of MEN,

ARE INSCRibed o ENTIRELY OUT OF RESPECT to HIs Lordship's own politicAL conduct, w onCE AS IN THE ADMINISTRATION of THE KINGDOM, And Now As A PEER of PARLIAMENT, WHEREBY HE HAS SHOWN HIMSELF * a vindicator of the RIGHTs of INJURed AFRICA, A FRIEND To PEACE AND constitutionAL REFoRM, A PATRoN or civil AND RELIGIous LIBERTY, IN ALL WHICH THE GREAT WILLIAM PENN was AN EMINENT Foremun NER, BY HIS FRIEND

THOMAS CLARKSON.

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