The celebrated Quaker, and founder of Pennsylvania.
This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.
Son of Sir William http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/619/ and founder of the state of Pennsylvania.
He was a Quaker and this page has some more information about him from that angle and links to some of his writings: http://www.quakerinfo.com/quakpenn.shtml
Much more at the Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Penn
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from the above
William Penn (October 14, 1644
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Thanks to JWB for this, the tryal of William Penn and WM: Mead. A must Read for it is the first known time that a Jurie fought the Judge, as they did not agree with 'is Laudship and Saintly opinion.http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/twpwm10h.htm
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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.