Autograph letter signed ("WmPenn"), to Sir John Rodes, offering advice on his spiritual welfare ("...I rejoice that god has drawn neer to thy heart with his blessed Spirit; and I beseech him to be good unto thee, & make thy passage easy & sweet through the holy death of the Cross to that life & Kingdom which shall never have end. o keep thyn eye to that holy truth that has visited thy Soul, & it will give thee strength to overcome all the difficultyes in the way. 'Twill be thy eternall Crown if thou art faithfull. be retired, few in words, especially about religion; hide the word in thy heart, by which the young man cleanses his way & it will make thee wise to Salvation...") and on his education ("...I intend some books for thee, & a short method or course of exercise, which may be for thy proffitting. Salute me to thy Sister. walke wisely. the lord be with thee & be the holy guide of thy youth, that thy age may be honorable in him in whom stands the honest nobility, & where all nations must have the blessing, if ever they will be blest..."); autograph address panel ("For my esteemed/ Friend Sr Jo: Rodes/ at/ Balbrugh Hall"); with note of provenance (see below), York, "30th 9mo [November] 86" 2 pages, old repairs and paper-strengthening at centre and at edges (especially at seal-tears), some dust and other staining, but nevertheless still in reasonably attractive and sound condition, 4to, York, "30th 9mo [November] 86"