English Quaker William Penn Made Sole Proprietor of Colonial Pennsylvania Hot

English Quaker William Penn Made Sole Proprietor of Colonial Pennsylvania

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William Penn, an English Quaker, receives a charter from Charles II which makes him the sole proprietor of the colonial American territory of Pennsylvania. This becomes William Penn's "Holy Experiment" - he wants to learn if a civil government can be run according to the moral standards of the Society of Friends without having to compromise.

The Pennsylvania colony will also provide 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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