AND WHEREAS the King’s dearest Brother James Duke of Birmingham Map Tourist Attractions York and Albany &c by his Deeds of Feofment under his hand and Seale duely perfected beareing Birmingham Map Tourist Attractions date the twenty fourth day of August one thousand Six hundred Eighty and two Did Grant unto me my heires and Assignes All that Tract of Land now called the Territories of Pennsilvania together with powers and Jurisdictions for the good Government thereof.
AND WHEREAS for the Encouragement of all the Freemen and Planters that might be concerned in the said Province and Territories and for the good Governement thereof I the said William Penn in the yeare one thousand Six hundred Eighty and three for me my heires and Assignes Did Grant and Confirme unto all the Freeman Planters and Adventurers therein Divers Liberties Franchises and properties as by the said Grant Entituled the Frame of the Government of the Province of Pensilvania and Territories thereunto belonging in Country may Appeare which Charter or Frame being found in Some parts of it not soe Suitable to the present Circumstances of the Inhabitants was in the third Month in the yeare One thousand Seven hundred Delivered up to me by Six parts of Seaven of the Freemen of this Province and Territories in Generall Assembly mett provision being made in the said Charter for that End and purpose. AND WHEREAS I was then pleased to promise that I would restore the said Charter to them againe with necessary Alterations or in liew thereof Give them another better adapted to Answer the present Circumstances and Conditions of the said Inhabitants which they have now by theire Representatives in a Generall Assembly mett at Philadelphia requested me to Grant. KNOW YE THEREFORE that for the further well being and good Governement of the said Province and Territories and in pursuance of the Rights and Powers before mencioned I the said William Penn doe Declare Grant and Confirme unto all the Freemen Planters and Adventurers and other Inhabitants in this Province and Territories these following Liberties Franchises and Priviledges soe far as in me lyeth to be held Enjoyed and kept by the Freemen Planters and Adventurers and other Inhabitants of and in the said Province and Territories thereunto Annexed for ever. FIRST Because noe people can be truly happy though under the Greatest Enjoyments of Civil Liberties if Abridged of the Freedom of theire Consciences as to theire Religious Profession and Worship. And Almighty God being the only Lord of Conscience Father of Lights and Spirits and the Author as well as Object of all divine knowledge Faith and Worship who only can Enlighten the mind and perswade and Convince the understandings of people.
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