Dateline: Philadelphia, 1707. Should Tony and Quashy be executed or whipped publicly on their bare backs for three times in three days and then transported out of the colony?
Dateline: Philadelphia, 15 May 1706. Germans are getting blowback for not being English, and their leader and 150 others appeal to the council of Pennsylvania to naturalize them. They have only benefitted this part of the New World.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1704 to 1705. The description of corruption and vices that these new laws assume is startling. You are there!
Dateline, Sussex County and Philadelphia: 1704. This happened rarely, but here is a sad but true case.
Dateline: 1704: A brawl broke out in the streets of Philadelphia on the night of 1 Nov 1704. Here is the account from the Minutes of the Provincial Council. Where’s the City of Brotherly Love?
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1704. Many French Protestants sought refuge from France’s King Louis XIV’s persecution of them. This French cook was probably one of them, or was he a spy?
Dateline: Philadelphia, 29 and 31 January 1704: Uh-oh. Andrew Bankson, a justice of the peace, finalized a wedding against the parents’ wishes. What’s to be done with the happy couple, Thomas Murray and Rebecca Richardson?
Dateline: Philadelphia, 28 Oct 1701: Penn offers this new charter. What about religious liberty in the first article? How should the government be organized? Great primary source for teachers and students.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 28 Oct 1701: William Penn, Proprietor and Governor of Pennsylvania and territories, says that men are happiest when they can follow their conscience, particularly liberty of religion. Except ….
Dateline: Philadelphia, 2 June 1701. Rains hit the town hard, and things got washed away, particularly in one street. How would William Penn, who was in town, handle the “scandal”?