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Pemberton, Israel An Address to the inhabitants of Pennsylvania, by those freemen, of the city of Philadelphia, who are now confined in the Mason's lodge.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06258 Author/Creator: Pemberton, Israel Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Pamphlet Date: 1777 Pagination: 52 p. 21.2 x 12.6 cm.

Title continues: "by virtue of a general warrant, signed in council by the Vice President of the council of Pennsylvania." Signed on p. 52 by Pemberton and twenty-one others. Includes copies of orders of the Supreme Executive Council, remonstrances addressed to the Council, and other papers upon the state's arrest of Quakers (including himself) on suspicion of Loyalist sympathies during the Revolutionary War, and their confinement without a hearing or trial. Printed by Robert Bell. Evans 15496.

Collateral to GLC 527.

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