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: By Mrs HUGHS,
Author of Ornaments Discovered, The Cousins, fic.

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When we look back upon the great men who have gone before
us in every path of glory, we feel our eye turn from the career of
war and ambition and involuntarily rest upon those who have
displayed the great truths of religion, who have investigated the

laws of social welfare, or extended the sphere of human know-
·ledge.

ALISON.

. Philadelphia:.

PRINTED BY JAMES KAY, JUN. FOR
Carey, Lea & Carey, Towar & Hogan, John Grigg,

Uriah Hunt, Robert H. Small, M'Carty & Davis,
Kimber & Sharpless, J. Crissy .
BOSTON: Munroe & Francis..

1828, . -

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Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to wit :

BE IT REMEMBEREĎ, that on the seventh day of April, in the fiftysecond year of the independence of the United States of America, A.D. 1828, James Kay, Jun. of the said district has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

The Life of William Penn, compiled fiom the usual authorities, and also many original manuscripts. By Mrs Hughs, Author of Ornaments Discovered, The Cousins, &c.

" When we look back upon the great men who have gone before us in every path of glory, we feel our eye turn from the career of war and ambition and involuntarily rest upon those who have displayed the great truths of religion, who have investigated the laws of social welfare, or extended the sphere of human knowledge.--ALISON.”

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ;” and also to the act, entitled, “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

D. CALDWELL,
Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,

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: PREFACE..

- STRONG sense of the excellence of WILLIAM PENN’scharacter, and of the many useful lessons that might be derived from it, induced me several years ago to make an abstract of Clarkson's life of him, with the hope that many might be led, by seeing it in a more compendious form, to become acquainted with it, that would shrink from the idea of wading through a more voluminous work. Since my removal to this country, however, the kind encouragement of some, who had it in their power to assist me in procuring many additional materials, induced me to recommence the subject and endeavour to form an original sketch of my own.

The manner in which this undertaking has been executed proves but too plainly that the estimate formed of my powers for performing the task was far beyond what they deserved; yet I am willing to flatter myself that its merits are sufficient to gain for this little work the kind attention of those who have always received with so much indulgence whatever I have presented to them. | It has been my endeavour to enable my readers to judge

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