It was the late 1600s in Philadelphia when Quakers were routinely arrested for civil disobedience.
At the time, William Penn's mother and two of her sisters owned a successful Quaker business, a bakery. The women increased the price of their pies, specifically donating the money to support the legal expenses of their Quaker friends.
Many in the town objected to paying the price increase on political grounds, and there were extensive and public debates about the pie rates of Penn's aunts.
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