Philadelphia Reflections

The musings of a physician who has served the community for over six decades

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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.

Preamble to the Charter of Pennsylvania

Originally published: Wednesday, February 03, 2010; most-recently modified: Friday, May 31, 2019