Webb, Maria. The Penns and Peningtons of the Seventeenth Century, etc. London: F. Bowyer Kitto, 1867, pages 343-344.

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Very dearly honored and beloved M.F.

In the precious love of God I salute thee, that by which He hath made us who were once strangers to the Lord and to one another, very near and very dear; and most sweet is our fellowship. Oh! that the nations knew it well! They shall yet know it, and rejoice in the salvation that is come to us.

Dear Margaret, I am a-going. Remember me in the Father's love, and may God be with thee, and bless thee and thine, with His temporal and His eternal blessings. This day I have had a precious meeting with the Friends of this city; many public Friends being there. Oh! the dissolving love of God! - all tender, meek, and loving. May God be with us all forever, staying or going! To thee, dear Margaret, and dear Thomas Lower and yours, this is my tender farewell i the Lord. (I pray him to) let all things be and prosper with me, as mine eye is to be of some service to the Lord in this thing. some have been unkind, but my soul breathes for them and forgives them; and truly my peace flows as a river. Oh! dear Margaret, may the Lord be with us, and keep us in our several places, and do us good forever. Dear George I left yesterday at Enfield, much better. My soul loves him beyond (expression), and his dear love and care and counsel are in my heart. A sweet parting we had. So, dear Margaret and dear Thomas Lower, let me hear from you, that I may rejoice in your love. I have nought else to add but my wife's dear love, who is sweetly consenting and satisfied.

They very loving friend and brother,

Wm. Penn.

London, 14th of 6th mo. 1682.