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A54196 Primitive Christianity revived in the faith and practice of the people called Quakers written, in testimony to the present dispensation of God, through them, to the world, that prejudices may be removed, the simple informed, the well-enclined encouraged, and the truth and its innocent Friends, rightly represented / by William Penn. Penn, William, 1644-1718. 1696 (1696) Wing P1342; ESTC R15209 43,826 145

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