Dateline: Philadelphia, 1694. An audit spotted the public malfeasance. What was to be done? Great for looking at money equivalence from province to county. A county tax table is included.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1693. Would Quaker-dominated Philadelphia contribute to their ransom or turn isolationist? These are facts. No one should be afraid of them.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1693. It is a sure thing that the regulations in this major town reflect how life was back then, up and down the eastern seaboard. Let’s read between the lines and listen in. Primary source, great for teachers and students.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 7 April 1690. William Penn writes to the Council laying out how to pay him back for the £600 (huge!) he spent out of his pocket to keep Pennsylvania going.
Dateline: 10 May 1693, Philadelphia. A small clan of Indians of the upper part of the Schuylkill R. came into Philadelphia to pay their respects to Benjamin Fletcher, who was appointed by King William and Queen Mary to be Governor over Pennsylvania.
Dateline: Philadelphia. You are there! Rumor and true reports hit Philadelphia. Panic. The Provincial Council decide on its strategy. This primary document gives the impression of being right there during the debate. Lots of names on the Council are in this post.
Dateline: 2 Jan 1689: The Council of Philadelphia choose the commissioners of peace—very much like justices of the peace. Names are here for family historians.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1687-1688. The facts are basic and short. The Council took action.
Dateline: Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1687. Margaret felt ill-used by her mistress. She ran away. What happened when they caught her?
Dateline: Jamestowne, 1666, and Philadelphia, 1703-04: Manuel (last name unmentioned) and Antonio Garcia were mulattoes who made their appeals to two colonial government councils and won. Primary sources. Great for teachers and students of history.