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ADDITIONAL NOTES.69 inches, and is about one inch in thickness. Its type is beautifully clear and the printing was done in Amsterdam in 1637. George Fox did not speak Dutch. Quite possibly William Penn was familiar with the language, through his Dutch mother, Margaret Jasper. But there were a number of Friends named as interpreters for the party; two of these, John Claus and John Roeloffs, were resident in Amsterdam, and Benjamin Furley, father of John Furley of Colchester, was of Rotterdam , where his famous library was well known. Several of these men accompanied Fox throughout his journey. George Fox was accustomed to make very free use of the New Testament in all his preaching, and this copy was doubtless used for ready reference to aid his interpreter. It bears his familiar signature on the last fly-leaf—" G : ffs : Book." [Facsimile in Bulletin, 3 (1910) : 156.] J. B. Braithwaite had the little book handsomely rebound, much like the original. In 1914 the Quaker binder in London, William Cramp, reported to the then Assistant Librarian at Devonshire House, London, M. Ethel Crawshaw , that he had preserved the original cover. This was sent over by her to Joshua L. Baily and accompanies the gift. The old cover had a pair of brass clasps, one of which is still perfect. Accompanying the Testament is a scrap of the handwriting of George Fox; a portion cut from a larger sheet in disconnected words, but undoubtedly genuine. It was presented by Thomas Thompson, [the father of the scientist, Silvanus Thompson,] of Liverpool, to Thomas Mounsey of Sunderland , in 1842. From the Mounsey family it passed to the Backhouses, and from that family to Devonshire House, where it was obtained by Joshua L. Baily in 1907. Amelia M. Gummere. ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR THE TERCENTENARY SUPPLEMENT. As in the case of the two previous volumes of the Cambridge Journal of George Fox, the Editor, Dr. Norman Penney, is preparing additional notes of amplification and correction for the Short Journal and Itinerary Journals, commonly called the Tercentenary Supplement. The former notes were printed only in the Journal of Friends Historical Society (London) but, through the courtesy of Norman Penney, the present notes are to appear also in the Bulletin. This arrangement will be of value to readers of the Bulletin, and not inappropriate since it was Friends' Historical Association that sponsored the publication of the Tercentenary Supplement . First Instalment. I. Page 331. Further information respecting Richard Whitpain appears in Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 9 (March, 1924) !46. His sons, Zachariah (1665-1693) and John, came to Philadelphia 70 BULLETIN OF FRIENDS' HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. about 1686. The father had built for Zachariah a " great house 60 foot in breadth and 56 foot in depth," on the east side of Front Street, below Walnut . William Penn wrote in 1687 : " Taking into consideration the great expenses of Richard Whitpain to the advancement of the Province, and the share he taketh here [in England] on all occasions for its honor, I can do no less than recommend to you for public service his great house in Philadelphia , which, being too big for a private man, would prove you a conveniency above what my cottage affords." It is known that in 1701 and in 1704 " the great front room " in Whitpain's house, then in the tenure of Joseph Shippen, was occupied by the Assembly. At the time of Richard Whitpain's death in 1689, he owned 7,000 acres of land in the Province. Wissahickon Creek was at first called Whitpains Creek. Mary Whitpain (P· 337) was his wife and widow. 2.Page 327. On the authority of Sophia Hume (e. 1702-1774), a prominent Minister, we are told that " Edward Haistwell, who was once said to be a servant to George Fox, married a rich Merchant's daughter and was afterwards esteemed very rich, but running into Grandeur he, among other Things, had Pictures hung up in his House, at the sight of which, William Edmundson was so wounded that he weightily said thereon : ' Surely the Lord will visit for these Things.' Some time after a Hand turn'd against this rich Man, so that instead...

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ISSN
1934-1504
Print ISSN
0033-5053
Pages
pp. 69-71
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-04
Open Access
No
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