Baxter’s answer to William Penn

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/234
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises v.188 Treatises v.59
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1675
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      ff 232-243. Other foliation which runs every other page, ff 2-7; 310 x 200 mm.

Scope and Content

Baxter’s confutation of the assertion made by William Penn in his ‘Wisdom Justified, p 87’, that ‘They are no Ministers of Christ who take tythes or hire.’ Ending with a full page but seemingly unfinished. Art. 192 seems to be a further portion of this but is not joined. In Baxter's hand.


For William Penn see also DWL/RB/1/51; 118; 238; 261.

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black Treatises v.188 (also listed as v.59); Thomas p.15


  • William Penn published Wisdom justified of her children, from the ignorance & calumny of H. Hallywell, in his book, called, An account of familism, as it is revived and propagated by the Quakers (1673). For this see Corr 979 and 980.
  • Henry Hallywell’s (died 1703?).An account of familism as it is revived and propagated by the Quakers. Shewing the dangerousness of their tenets, and their inconsistency with the principles of common reason and the declarations of Holy Scripture was also published in 1673.