By Gwenyth Swain
The son of a prosperous, repected admiral, William Penn did what used to be forbidden in seventeenth-century England--he brazenly practiced the Quaker faith. Penn dreamed of a spot with freedom of faith. He requested for land within the New international and used to be given a colony referred to as Pennsylvania. His good fortune in setting up a brand new and simply executive there later grew to become the blueprint for 13 newly self sustaining colonies.
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A few months later, a group of Quakers and others gathered in a home near London to attend a wedding. All the guests signed the marriage cer tificate, as is the Quaker custom. The cer tificate declared: “These are now to cer tify all persons to whom it doth or may concer n, that upon the four th day of the second month in the year one thousand six hundred seventytwo, the said William Penn and Gulielma Maria Springett, did, in a godly sor t & manner . . ” In Guli, William found a true friend as well as a wife.
He eagerly studied the way they governed themselves and how the leaders listened to their people. “[N]othing of moment is under taken, be it war, peace, selling of land or traffic, without advising with them . . ” Penn noted. ” During that busy first fall, Penn also traveled to a great new city. At first, it existed mainly in Penn’s mind and on paper. He called the city Philadelphia, from the Greek words philos (love) and adelphos (brother). This city of brotherly love would be located just up the Delaware River.
By giving William Penn land in America, the king might f inally rid England of the many Quakers who f illed his country’s jails. Once in the New World, they could sor t out rules about religious freedom as they wished. Parliament was unlikely to inter fere. Perhaps Charles II also remembered the promise he’d made to Sir William to watch out for his wayward son. Even though William Penn was a grown man of thir ty-five, he hadn’t yet lear ned to stay out of trouble. Only luck had kept him out of prison for the last few years.