Dateline: Philadelphia, 11 July 1693. Black slaves met together in Philadelphia on the first day (Sunday) of the week and apparently disturbed the peace. How did the Quakers clamp down?
Dateline: 1694, Philadelphia. The earliest Americans, even peaceful Quakers, supported the death penalty—that’s for sure.
Dateline: 1684, the Quakers recognize how beneficial public education is. Or was it private education?
The Richardsons, even though one of them served in the highest level of Pennsylvania’s Provincial Government, were very dysfunctional. These records go from 1688 to 1689 in Philadelphia, but the murder happened in Kent County, (West) New Jersey.
This post goes from 1684 to 1686 and in Philadelphia. It sets precedence for removing officials from office today. Updated May 8, 2017.
These records go from 1683 to 1685, in the Provincial Council, at Philadelphia, but the Constitution borrows the same terms a hundred years later. Precedence.
These “gateway ancestors” are located in New Jersey (East and West), Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. A gateway ancestor descends from royal lines several generations back and immigrated to the American colonies.
The basic principle remains the same, then and now.
This post updates the one at American Thinker.
Peter Baynton abandoned his wife and went back to England, where he got married. He’s now looking to get more of his estate in Philadelphia and bring it back into his possession.
The kings and parliament in the seventeenth century fought for political power.
Who would win? How does this struggle relate to new-world America?