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have so ill intelligence, that they cannot for that be fit for great undertakings, or too little truth to be so. Sir William Jones invited my brother Harry to dinner; and he told him some of the truths he will tell you. The man lifted up.his eyes and hands in such a wonder, as if he had been in the Indies; and he tells nothing but what was known from him before ; but they said it was all lies and cheat: now they cannot deny it, they

brother Smith dined at my Lord Shaftesbury's, and thought him pettish and out of humour extremely. Mr. Hampden came in before dinner, and said, “My lord, have we a league with the Dutch?"_“Yes,” says my lord. Says Hampden, “This will be all turned against us: we shall have the Prince of Orange with an army here.” They are so mad, they know not what they say. He whispered to my Lord Shaftesbury, and Smith heard him say, “ I am afraid this will fool the Parliament.” These are good Englishmen and Protestants! I have been too long upon politics, considering that you will know more in a few days than I shall do this twelvemonth, by those who will tell you true, that I am ashamed I have written so much. I am never better pleased than when I am told those things will be done that my Lord Halifax will approve; for then I am sure that is good for the nation; and my son being for those ways too, is a satisfaction to me. Tom Pelham and Ned Montague are so out of countenance for the lies they have told me, and not believing the truths I told them, they believe every word my brother Harry says,

Here is my secret; I fear Mr. Pierpoint will pot prove a good husband : he is yet fond of her, but so unquiet in his house, and so miserable, the servants say, in all that is not for show, that they are all weary, and coming away. He calls the women all the ill names that are, and meddles with every thing in the kitchen much. I have not spoken with her alone a great while. All this is at Montague's, and will soon be every where. Yesterday, I heard he would put away her woman, for saying, God bless her mistress, she would be glad never to see her master again. She is very melancholy; but there is not a word of dislike to any thing of her behaviour. I be. lieve she does not know what to do in a house. The King was yesterday here, though the day before there was a council at Windsor. My Lord President was there, and my Lord of Essex. My dear lord, though the length of my letter does pot show the great haste I am in, the sense will. I am, yours, with all the affection you can think,

D. S.

WILLIAM PENN TO THE INDIANS.

1689. THERE is a great God, and power, which hath made the world, and all things therein, to whom you and I, and all people owe their being and well being, and to whom you and I must one day give an account for all that we have done in this world.

This great God has written his law in our hearts, by which we are taught and commanded to love, and to keep, and to do good to one another. Now this great God hath been pleased to make me concerned in your part of the world; and the king of the country where I live hath given me a great province therein : but I desire to enjoy it with your love and consent, that we may always live together as neighbours and friends; else what would the great God do to us, who hath made us (not to devour and destroy one another but) to live soberly and kindly together in the world ? Now I would have you well observe, that I am very sensible of the unkindness and injustice which have been too much exercised towards you by the people of these parts of the world, who have sought themselves to make great advantages by you, rather than to be examples of goodness and patience unto you. This I hear hath been a matter of trouble unto you, and caused great grudging and animosities, sometimes to the shedding of blood; which hath made the great God angry. But I am not such a man, as is well known in my own country. I have a great love and regard to you, and desire to win and gain your love and friendship by a kind, just, and peaceable life; and the people I send you are of the same mind, and shall in all things behave themselves accordingly; and if in any thing any shall offend you or your people, you shall have a full and speedy satisfaction for the same, by an equal number of just men on both sides, that by no means you may have just occasion of being offended against them.

I shall shortly come to see you myself, at which time we may more largely and freely confer and discourse of these matters. In the mean time I have sent my commissioners to treat with you about land, and a firm league of peace. Let me desire you to be kind to them and to the people, and to receive the presents and tokens which I have sent you as a testimony of my good will to you, and of my resolution to live justly, peaceably, and friendly with you. I am, your loving friend,

WILLIAM PENN.

DR. TILLOTSON TO THE DUKE OF SHREWS.

BURY. MY LORD, It was a great satisfaction to me to be any ways instrumental in the gaining your lordship to our religion *, which I am really persuaded to be the truth. But I am, and always was, more con. cerned, that your lordship would continue a virtuous and good man than become a Protestant, being assured that the ignorance and errors of men's understanding will find a much easier forgiveness with God than the faults of the will. I remember that your lordship once told me, that you would endeavour to justify the sincerity of your change by a conscientious regard to all other parts and actions of your life. I am sure you cannot more effectually condemn your own act than by being a worse man after your profession

The Duke of Shrewsbury was bred in the Roman Catholic religion, from which he was converted, chiefly by the arguments of Dr. Tillotson,

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