William Penn and the Founding of Pennsylvania: A Documentary History

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Jean R. Soderlund
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983 - 432 strani

On March 5, 1681, one day after receiving his royal charter for Pennsylvania, William Penn wrote that he believed God would make his colony "the seed of the nation." Penn wanted his Pennsylvania to be a land where people of differing languages and customs could live together, where men and women could worship as they pleased, where men could participate fully in their government. Such a land, Penn believed, would indeed be blessed.

Beginning with his petition to the king in May 1680 and ending with his departure to England in August 1684, this book contains the most important documents describing the founding of Pennsylvania. The letters, orders, petitions, charters, laws, pamphlets, maps, constitutional drafts, legislative journals, newspaper articles, memoranda, deeds, and other business records assembled here include Penn's own explanations of his desire to found a Quaker colony, his invitation to settlers, and his design for government.

 

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Acknowledgments xili
3
Editorial Method
11
IS Negotiating the Charter for Pennsylvania
17
S Promoting the New Colony
51
S Selling Land to the First Purchasers
69
Land Sale to Philip Ford 14 July 1681
76
News of William Markhams Arrival in Pennsylvania 17 September 1681
82
Additional Instructions to William Markham 28 October 1681
89
To Jasper Batt 5 February 1683
199
To Lord Culpeper 5 February 1683
202
Laying Out Philadelphia Lots 17 March 1683
204
Tavern Regulations c 23 March 1683
206
From James Claypoole 1 April 1683
208
Early Census of Philadelphia County Inhabitants post 14 April 1683
212
To John Blaykling and Others 16 April 1683
216
From Joseph Harris 19 May 1683
218

The Fundamental Constitutions summer 1681?
99
First Draft of the Frame of Government
109
The Frame of Government and Laws Agreed Upon in England
118
Benjamin Furlys Criticism of The Frame of Government 1682
134
S Preparing to Leave for Pennsylvania
141
Charter for the Free Society of Traders 24 March 1682
147
To the Emperor of Canada 21 June 1682
155
William and Jane Yardley to James Harrison 21 July 1682
163
To Springett Penn Laetitia Penn and William Penn Jr
171
News of William Penns Departure for Pennsylvania
178
S First Months in America October 1682May 1683
183
S Negotiating with the Indians
185
John Molls Account of the Surrender of the Three Lower Counties to William Penn 1682
186
To Philip Ford 1 November 1682
188
Writ to John Vines to Call an Election 8 November 1682
189
To William Blathwayt and Francis Gwyn 21 November 1682
190
John Viness Election Return 21 November 1682
191
Petition for an Act of Union 6 December 1682
192
To Justices of the Peace 21 December 1682
193
Minute of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting 9 January 1683
194
Naturalization of Swedish Inhabitants 11 January 1683
197
S The Pennsylvania General Assembly 10 March 16834 April 1683
223
Minutes of the Provincial Council and Assembly of Pennsylvania 10 March4 April 1683
225
The Second Frame of Government 2 April 1683
226
S Conflict with Lord Baltimore June 1683August 1683
275
To Lord Baltimore 6 June 1683
277
William Kennerly to James Harrison 6 June 1683
281
From William Clarke 21 June 1683
284
Deed from the Delaware Indians 23 June 1683
287
To William Markham James Harrison and William Clarke 2 July 1683
288
Release of Customs Duty 2 July 1683
290
To Lord North 24 July 1683
292
Commission and Instructions to James Graham and William Haige 2 August 1683
293
To Charles II 13 August 1683
297
To the Committee of Trade 14 August 1683
299
S Friction with the Colonists
347
S Return to England August 1684
388
Farewell to Pennsylvania 12 August 1684
394
Glossary
400
Index
407
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Jean R. Soderlund is Professor of History at Lehigh University, where she is also chair of the History Department and codirector of the Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Her other books include Quakers and Slavery: A Divided Spirit and, with Gary B. Nash, Freedom By Degrees: Emancipation in Pennsylvania and Its Aftermath.

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