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, 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, 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: 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 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, 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, 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: 22 Apr 1701. Who got the upper hand in the Agreement signed by William Penn himself and the Indians of Pennsylvania?