Baxter’s account of his conference with William Penn including his own speech against Penn, with Penn's answer, and a long discussion on the opinions and practices of the Quakers. In Baxter's own hand.
Answer to William Penn
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See also DWL/RB/1/261.
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Argent / Black ii.41; Thomas p.15
- See Rel. iii. 174 (§314) for this episode and a reference to this paper which was evidently written for publication. See also §17 of item 223 for a parallel account by Baxter of the same episode, in which Penn’s name is coupled with that of George Keith.
- Baxter and Penn exchanged a number of letters in October 1675. See Corr 979-986.
- For William Penn (1644-1718) see ODNB and Treatises iv, 85, v, 188, vi, 192, 215. See also Corr 959 and 961
- For George Keith (c1638-1718) who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1689, but conformed to the Church of England in 1700, see ODNB and Corr 1213. See also S Hutton Anne Conway A Woman Philosopher (Cambridge 2004) and M H Nicolson and S Hutton (eds) The Conway Letters (Oxford 1992).