Dateline: 5 July 1702, Philadelphia. People in the New World thought it best to proclaim her queen in order to provide for their own defence and form a militia against invasion and for legal reasons.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1 Nov 1689: The Council debates how William and Mary became King and Queen. Let’s listen in on a near-verbatim transcription of their discussion on that day.
Dateline: 11 May 1685: Maybe the Quakers thought it prudent to honor the new king. But there was a problem–his religion.
This post goes from 1755 to 1814 and covers Pennsylvania, the only state where they lived. A call for a Ryland family Bible is mentioned in this post.
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.