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Franklin, B. and Meredith, H. (1729-1778) Pennsylvania gazette. [No. 1855 (July 12, 1764)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01713.01 Author/Creator: Franklin, B. and Meredith, H. (1729-1778) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 12 July 1764 Pagination: 4 p. ; 40 x 26 cm.

Summary of Content: Prints a declaration of John Penn, the Governor of the province of Pennsylvania, proclaiming the Delaware and Shawanese Indians enemies of the province. Reports that Penn will offer rewards for Indian captives or scalps and delineates the amount of the reward to be paid for captured male Indians, women and children, scalps, etc. Other articles detail acts concerning paper bills of credit and the importation of hemp and flax. Reports on other news from European countries, especially London, as well as from New York and Philadelphia. Also includes posts and advertisements, some offering rewards for runaway servants.

Background Information:

People: Penn, John, 1741-1788
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Meredith, Hugh, ca. 1697-1749

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryQuakersGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryPrisonerAtrocityWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyIndentured Servant

Sub Era: The Thirteen Colonies

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