Quaker Philadelphia 1683-1776
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- Benjamin Franklin A collection of Benjamin Franklin tidbits that relate Philadelphia's revolutionary prelate to his moving around the city, the colonies, and the world.
- To Germantown, a Short Appreciation Seven miles from the heart of Philadelphia, Germantown was once a separate town, the cultural center of Germans in America. Revolutionary battles were fought here, it was briefly the capital of the United States, and it still has an outstanding collection of schools and colleges.
- Quakers: The Society of Friends According to an old Quaker joke, the Holy Trinity consists of the fatherhood of God, the brotherhood of man, and the neighborhood of Philadelphia.
- Quakers: William Penn Although Ben Franklin gets more ink lately, William Penn deserves at least equal rank among the most remarkable men who ever lived.
- Whither, Federal Reserve? (1) Before Our Crash The Federal Reserve seems to be a big black box, containing magic. In fact, its high-wire acrobatics must not be allowed to fail. Nevertheless, it may be time to consider revising or replacing it.
- Connecticut Invades Pennsylvania! Connecticut once waged three serious wars with Pennsylvania, and we don't even remember it. But politicians noticed that all became peaceful after we united into a single nation. Others noticed the Articles of Confederation were strong enough to cope with invasions by neighbor states. The two proprietorships of New Jersey taught some smaller lessons. Virginia taught still other lessons.
- Quakers: All Alike, All Different Quaker doctrines emerge from the stories they tell about each other.
- The Proprietorship of West Jersey The southern half of New Jersey was William Penn's first venture in real estate. It undoubtedly gave him bigger ideas.
- Tourist Walk in Olde Philadelphia Colonial Philadelphia can be seen in a hard day's walk, if you stick to the center of town.
- Arch Street: from Sixth to Second When the large meeting house at Fourth and Arch was built, many Quakers moved their houses to the area. At that time, "North of Market" implied the Quaker region of town.
- New Jersey (State of) The Garden State really has two different states of mind. The state motto is Liberty and Prosperity.
- Pre-Revolutionary Philadelphia .
- Charter of Pennsylvania, from Charles II to William Penn William Penn suggested what he wanted, and the Royal bureaucracy suggested suitable modifications of the gift. The resulting charter is a shrewd and fair legal document, but contained a major geographical error.
- Litchfield to Wilkes Barre, Today The journey of Connecticut's invasion path into Pennsylvania has changed little in two centuries. But some pretty important history has since taken place along that route.
- German Immigrants via New York Twenty-five German families made their way to the Harrisburg area by sailing up the Hudson, and then down the Susquehanna, years before other Germans got there by way of Philadelphia. The trip, re-traveled.
- Descendants of Anthony Morris, 1654-1721 There were three unrelated Morris families prominent in Revolutionary Philadelphia. A short-hand description would be that this one is the Free Quaker Morris family, although it has been much more than that.
- Philadelphia Before the English Settlement New topic 2012-07-09 15:21:41 description
- Early Quakers in Philadelphia New topic 2012-08-24 13:35:17 description
- Where Quakers Lived: New Jersey New topic 2015-10-07 16:54:27 description
- Where Quakers Lived.Pennsylvania New topic 2016-10-29 15:13:21 description
- Where Quakers Lived.: Delaware New topic 2016-12-04 04:00:17 description
- Quaker Gardens New topic 2016-12-04 04:23:55 description
- Richard Nixon New topic 2017-02-06 02:33:07 description