William Penn's Passion for God

America's godly heritage is revealed in the lives, decision, documents and beliefs of so many who helped shape the earliest years of our nation. William Penn was one such man.

In this illustration, William Penn has signed a goodwill treaty with the Delaware Indians at Shakamaxon, now part of Philadelphia. The seal on the treaty document in Penn's right hand shows the Penn family insignia of three circles on a chevron. This insignia now forms part of the seal for the University of Pennsylvania. Penn was known for his compassionate and respectful attitude toward native Americans. Lithograph courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania.