Founder of Pennsylvania colony Quaker William Penn Signs Treaty With Indians Hot

Founder of Pennsylvania colony Quaker William Penn Signs Treaty With Indians

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William Penn, a Quaker and founder of the colony of Pennsylvania, signs a famous treaty with the Indians of that region. This treaty will never broken by the Quakers.

Pennsylvania is William Penn's "Holy Experiment" — he wants to learn if a civil government can truly be run according to the moral standards of the Society of Friends without having to compromise. Making and adhering to this treaty is part of the experiment — and apparently a part that is successful.

The Pennsylvania colony also provides an important refuge for Friends both in Britain and the rest of the American colonies where they continue to suffer periodic bouts of persecution.

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