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A75396 An answer by an anabaptist to the three considerations proposed to Mr William Penn by a pretended Baptist concerning a Magna Charta for liberty of conscience. Allowed to be published this 10th day of September, 1688. 1688 (1688) Wing A3275; ESTC R230112 11,228 14

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