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William Penn's Prayer for Philadelphia, 1684.

And Thou Philadelphia the virgin settlement of this province named before thou wert born, what care, what service, what travail have there been to bring thee forth and preserve thee from such as would abuse and defile thee. O that thou mayest be kept from the evil that would overwhelm thee, that faithful to the God of thy mercies in the life of righteousness, thou mayest be preserved to the end. My soul prays to God for thee that thou mayest stand in the day of trial, that thye children may be blest of the Lord and thy people saved by His power.

Credit: William Hepworth Dixon, William Penn: A Historical Biography, (Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1851), 221.
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