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THE MEETING HOUSE AT PECKHAM WHERE PENN AND THE QUAKERS WORSHIPPED

THE MEETING HOUSE AT PECKHAM WHERE PENN AND THE QUAKERS WORSHIPPED

At Peckham there is a street called Meeting House Lane, and between the two window sills over the shop is a tablet, which records that: "This house is the original meeting house used by William Penn, Quaker, and founder of Pennsylvania, before his imprisonment in the Tower, in 1668, for his religious opinions. Born 1644. Died 1718." Within is the small room where the little band of devotees used to pray and exhort. The chimney piece, of carved oak, is said to be over 300 years old, and if so must have been actually seen by these devotees.

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QUAKER MEETING HOUSE AT JORDANS, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, WHERE WILLIAM PENN IS BURIED

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