Baxter’s epistle against the Quakers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/261
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises vi.215 Treatises vi.21
  • Dates of Creation
      October 1675
  • Physical Description
      ff 329-337; 300 x 190 mm.

Scope and Content

A long letter (or draft of a letter) to William Penn in answer to Penn’s letters of [6]th and 11th October.

Includes: ‘§1 ffinding in these partes many people who avoid the Communion of their neighbor Christians, both Episcopall, presbyterians, Independants, Anabaptists, & all save themselves called Quakers,’


See item 192 for continuation of Baxter’s epistle. This and Treatises vi, 192 are Corr 982

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Baxter vi.215 (also listed a vi.21); Thomas p.


  • See Collection of the works of William Penn, 1726, pp. 170-171
  • Baxter’s One Sheet against the Quakers (1657) received replies from Edward Burrough in Many strong reasons confounded, which would hinder any reasonable man from being a Quaker... But particularly, foure and twenty arguments overturned and confuted; put forth and sent into the world by Richard Baxter (1657) and George Whitehead in his A brief treatise, on the truths behalf in discovery of falshoods which are dispersed abroad in two papers of Richard Baxter … the one intituled, One sheet for the ministry, and the other, A second sheet for the ministry (1658).
  • For Edward Burrough (1633-63) see ODNB.
  • For George Whitehead (1637-1724) see ODNB and Corr 263.
  • See also Rel i, 116.
  • For George Keith see DWL/RB/1/51.
  • For William Penn see DWL/RB/1/51; 118; 234; 238.