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William Penn
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  • There is a statue of William Penn atop the Philadelphia City Hall.
  • * William Penn was termed Minquon by the Delawares, and, as he never used violence or injustice in his dealings with them, his reputation for probity passed into a proverb.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • He told me the following anecdote of his old master, William Penn, respecting defense.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • These title deeds are of wampum, the grant of an Indian chief to the first Dowell, who left Farnham in Surrey in company with William Penn.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier

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  • But William Penn, in a letter dated August 16, 1683, used the latter in its present form.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The Lenapes, who received William Penn, a hundred and fifty years ago, upon the banks of the Delaware, have disappeared; and I myself met with the last of the Iroquois, who were begging alms.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • As conceived by its English Quaker founder, William Penn, in 1682, the plan of Philadelphia was a spacious grid, which to a man like John Adams, accustomed to the tangle of Boston’s narrow streets, seemed a sensible arrangement.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The wars of a portion of the latter are celebrated among us as the wars of King Philip; but the peaceful policy of William Penn, or Miquon, as he was termed by the natives, effected its object with less difficulty, though not with less certainty.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • With respect to Pennsylvania, I cannot do better than point out the work of Proud, entitled "The History of Pennsylvania, from the original Institution and Settlement of that Province, under the first Proprietor and Governor, William Penn, in 1681, till after the year 1742," by Robert Proud, 2 vols.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Their captain prepar’d for defense; but told William Penn and his company of Quakers, that he did not expect their assistance, and they might retire into the cabin, which they did, except James Logan, who chose to stay upon deck, and was quarter’d to a gun.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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  • The suppos’d enemy prov’d a friend, so there was no fighting; but when the secretary went down to communicate the intelligence, William Penn rebuk’d him severely for staying upon deck, and undertaking to assist in defending the vessel, contrary to the principles of Friends, especially as it had not been required by the captain.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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