The fictional Sherlock Holmes has nothing on William Clayton Jr., in 1690.
Prince William of Orange invaded England, at the request of the English Parliament.
To call a nighttime meeting to depose a witness about the events in England shows how deeply connected the colonists were to the Old World.
Dateline: 25 September 1703: Servant John Noyse stole a watch, etc. and had to be punished. But how? This short primary source is perfect for students and teachers and other researchers
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1694. Various clans of Indians meet in Philadelphia to discuss their friendship and their fears. The English say they want peace so they can turn their attention against their real enemy—who?
Dateline: Philadelphia: 22 Apr 1701. Who got the upper hand in the Agreement signed by William Penn himself and the Indians of Pennsylvania?
Dateline: Philadelphia, 17 May 1701. Danger! William Penn himself spelled out the dangers and advantages of confining two Frenchmen who were trading with Natives. On which grounds? Were they spies?
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1707-1708. This is about the Indians of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. What was one of the strong motives for European Christians to settle there?
Dateline, Philadelphia, 1689 to 1712. What if the French couple who lived in the Pennsylvania frontier were spies? Would they form an alliance with Indians to attack the English? Primary sources. Great for students and teachers and any and all readers.
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.