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2 Ibid. 575—578.
3 ‘This excellent man lent himself to the measures of the king.’ Mackintosh, 290. Thus the modern. Now the contemporary authority in Mr. Lawton's Memoir of William Penn, in Mem. P. H. S. III. P. II. p. 230, 231. ‘Penn was against the commitment of the bishops.’—‘He pressed the king exceedingly to set them at liberty.’
4 ‘I should rejoice to see the penal laws repealed.’ Penn to Harprison, in Proud, i. 308. Burnet says Penn promised, on behalf of King James, an assent to a solemn and unalterable law. The whole mission to the prince of Orange is based upon an intended action of parliament. Burnet, II. 395, 396. Compare Penn, in Proud, i. 325. The ‘Good Advice to the Church of England,’ Penn, II., is an argument for the repeal of the penal laws and tests. What better mode than to reach the legislature through an address to the public? Compare Penn's own Apology, in Mem. P. H. S. III. P. II., and letter to Shrews bury, in The Friend, VI. 194.
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