12017-06-20T06:10:49-07:00Will Fenton82bf9011a953584cd702d069a30cbdb6ef90650a72001(annotation)plain2017-06-20T06:10:49-07:00Will Fenton82bf9011a953584cd702d069a30cbdb6ef90650aoffices, customs, excises, and duties enough to pay, we don’t want to pay tythes into the bargain.---Our present Charter is a very good one if you would suffer the people to enjoy it: But you seem resolv’d to enslave us, either in one government or another. You were preparing, like the unjust steward, that in case you should be turn’d out of power in this government, you might immediately plunge us into a new government, where you should reign again: And doubtless a Quaker’s finger would be heavier than his loins have been hitherto. The answer that you got from England, was that you might be able to get the government changed, “The Quakers still retain “ -ing their power.” A very comfortable answer!-----But if the people of this province suffer you thus to lead them blind-fold into a new system, they will very well deserve to be rid.---You have the power at present of making any laws for us that you please, and you would retain the same power in the new government, for your scheme is not to grant the frontier-counties any Representatives before this change. Thus, bound hand and feet, we are to be delivered up!
If you are really desirous to do this province a service and make the people happy, your only way is to grant them their privileges, let them be fairly represented in Assembly; and then when they are free men, if they desire a change
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12016-08-19T13:01:07-07:00Will Fenton82bf9011a953584cd702d069a30cbdb6ef90650aThe Plain Dealer, Numb. I - 181The plain dealer: or, A few remarks upon Quaker-politicks, and their attempts to change the government of Pennsylvania. : With some observations on the false and abusive papers which they have lately publish'd. Numb. I. To be continued.2016-08-19T13:01:07-07:00Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819.Numb. ILCP Am 1764 Will 1571.O.2Philadelphia [Pa.]: : Printed [by Andrew Steuart], anno MDCCLXIV. Signed on p. 19: W.D. Attributed to Hugh Williamson by Evans. Ascribed to the press of Andrew Steuart by Evans. Signatures: A? B_ (B2 verso blank).19,  p. ; 18 cm (8vo)Evans, C. American bibliography, 9875; English short title catalogue (ESTC), W15464; Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 20861918Will Fenton82bf9011a953584cd702d069a30cbdb6ef90650a