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A Look at the Quakers

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George Fox, who “gathered the first Seekers, survived persecution and, with his wife Margaret Fell, laid the administrative foundation of the Religious Society of Friends.”
PYM Faith & Practice, 2002, p. 240.

“Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.”
–George Fox

William Penn “was an Admiral’s son who cast his lot with Friends and became a promoter of religious freedom and the proprietor or the Holy Experiment in Pennsylvania.”
–PYM Faith & Practice, 2002, p.248.

“The humble, meek, merciful, just, pious, and devout souls are everywhere of one religion; and when death has taken off the mask, they will know one another though the diverse liveries they wear here makes them strangers.”
–William Penn, 1693