The Papers of William Penn, Volume 3

The Papers of William Penn, Volume 3
1685-1700

Richard S. Dunn and Mary Maples Dunn, General Editors. Marianne S. Wokeck, Joy Wiltenburg, Alison Duncan Hirsch, and Craig W. Horle, Editors

1987 | 816 pages | Cloth $95.00
American History
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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS · vii

ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS · xix

INTRODUCTION · 3

EDITORIAL METHOD · 7

ABBREVIATIONS AND SHORT TITLES · 11

A WILLIAM PENN CHRONOLOGY, 1685-1700 · 18

THE ABSENTEE PROPRIETOR, 1685 · 23
1. To James II, 7 February 1685 · 27
2. To Stephen Crisp, 28 February 1685 · 28
3. To Thomas Lloyd, 16 March 1685 · 31
4. To James Harrison, 18 March 1685 · 38
5. To the Commissioners of Propriety, 18 May 1685 · 41
6. To Thomas Lloyd and others, c. 18 May-August 1685 · 43
7. To James Harrison, 19 May 1685 · 55
8. Petition from the Free Society of Traders, 15 June 1685 · 58
9. Petition to James II, c. 18 August 1685 · 59
10. Report of the Lords of Trade, 2 September 1685 · 61
11. From Robert Barclay, 12 September 1685 · 62
12. From Lady Frances Berkeley, 13 October 1685 · 64
13. To James Harrison, 25 October 1685 · 65
14. Order in Privy Council, 13 November 1685 · 68

A CHAMPION OF ENGLISH TOLERATION, 1686-1687 · 71
15. To Sir William Trumbull, 17 January 1686 · 75
16. From Dr. John Tillotson, 26 January 1686 · 77
17. To Dr. John Tillotson, 29 January 1686 · 79
18. From Lady Martha Rodes, 5 March 1686 · 81
19. Pardon by James II, 9 March 1686 · 83
20. To Thomas Lloyd, 21 April 1686 · 84
21. To the Provincial Council, 24 April 1686 · 88
22. To James Harrison, 24 April 1686 · 89
23. To the Provincial Council, c. June 1686 · 93
24. The Earl of Sunderland to Sir Robert Sawyer, 6 June 1686 · 97
25. From Henry Sidney, 13 August 1686 · 97
26. From William Markham, 22 August 1686 · 99
27. From William Sewel, 30 August 1686 · 114
28. To Thomas Lloyd, 21 September 1686 · 116
29. To James Harrison, 23 September 1686 · 122
30. From James Harrison, Arthur Cook, and John Simcock, 3 October 1686 · 124
31. To Sir Daniel Fleming, 6 November 1686 · 126
32. To Thomas Lloyd, 17 November 1686 · 128
33. From Thomas Holme, 25 November 1686 · 130
34. Proclamation about caves in Philadelphia, 24 January 1687 · 134
35. To James Harrison, 28 January 1687 · 134
36. To the Commissioners of Propriety, 1 February 1687 · 142
37. To the Commissioners of State, 1 February 1687 · 144
38. To the Duke of Buckingham, 16 February 1687 · 146
39. From Henry Furnis, 8 May 1687 · 149

CAMPAIGNING FOR THE KING, 1687-1688 · 151
40. To James II, 24 May 1687 · 154
41. From Thomas Holme, 24 May 1687 · 157
42. To James Harrison, 8 September 1687 · 162
43. From Henry Sidney, 17 September 1687 · 164
44. From William Sewel, 24 September 1687 · 164
45. To the Commissioners of State, 21 December 1687 · 168
46. To the Commissioners of State, 27 December 1687 · 169
47. From Thomas Mariett, c. 1688 · 172
48. To Richard Jobson [?], 19 January 1688 · 175
49. From Thomas Holme, 24 March 1688 · 177
50. To Thomas Lloyd, 28 March 1688 · 183
51. From William Markham, 2 May 1688 · 185
52. Commission to Governor John Blackwell, 12 July 1688 · 194
53. From William Markham, 21, 26 July 1688 · 195
54. From English inhabitants of Ireland, September 1688 · 205
55. To the Commissioners of State, 18 September 1688 · 208
56. To Lord Dartmouth, 23 October 1688 · 210
57. From the Bishop of Ely, 24 October 1688 · 213

A YEAR OF DISASTER, 1689 · 215
58. From John Blackwell, 25 January 1689 · 218
59. To the Earl of Shrewsbury, 7 March 1689 · 235
60. From John Simcock and other Provincial Councilors, 9 April 1689 · 236
61. To the Commissioners of Propriety, 14 April 1689 · 240
62. From John Blackwell, 1 May 1689 · 243
63. From Phineas Pemberton and others, c. April-May 1689 · 247
64. The Earl of Nottingham to William Sharpe, 22 June 1689 · 251
65. To the Marquis of Halifax, 28 June 1689 · 252
66. To the Provincial Council, 12 August 1689 · 252
67. Commission to the Provincial Council, 25 September 1689 · 254
68. To John Blackwell, 25 September 1689 · 255
69. Instructions to John Blackwell, 25 September 1689 · 259
70. To Robert Turner, 4 October 1689 · 262
71. To Hugh Roberts, 6 December 1689 · 265
72. Epistle to the Quakers, [late 1689?] · 267

LYING LOW, 1690-1691 · 273
73. From George Fox, 5 January 1690 · 276
74. To the Earl of Arran, 10 April 1690 · 277
75. From John Blackwell, 15 May 1690 · 279
76. From Robert Turner, 24 May 1690 · 282
77. To the Earl of Nottingham, 31 July 1690 · 283
78. To the Provincial Council, 15 September 1690 · 284
79. To the Provincial Council, 11, 17 November 1690 · 285
80. To the Commissioners of Propriety, 4 December 1690 · 290
81. To Friends in Ireland, 8 January 1691 · 291
82. Viscount Sidney to William III, 27 February 1691 · 293
83. From the Council of the Lower Counties, 6 April 1691 · 295
84. From the Provincial Council, 11 April 1691 · 302
85. From Joseph Growden, 28 April 1691 · 306
86. From the Welsh Tract settlers, 15 May 1691 · 313
87. From the Provincial Council and Assembly, 18 May 1691 · 316
88. From Robert Turner, 23 May 1691 · 319
89. To Thomas Lloyd, 14 June 1691 · 326
90. To the Provincial Council, 11 September 1691 · 328
91. To Archbishop Tillotson, 31 October 1691 · 330
92. From Viscount Sidney, 7 November [1691?] · 332

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FRAGMENTS, c. 1689-1693 · 333
93. Account of my life since convincement, [before 1691?] · 336
94. A history of my life from 1684, [c. 1691-1692?] · 341

FRUITS OF SOLITUDE, 1692-1694 · 345
95. From the Provincial Council, 6 April 1692 · 349
96. To a Weighty Friend in England, 29 June 1692 · 350
97. To the Earl of Rochester, [c. 1692] · 351
98. To the Earl of Nottingham, 21 November 1692 · 353
99. To Robert Turner, 29 November 1692 · 354
100. To Governor Fletcher, 5 December 1692 · 358
101. From Hugh Roberts, [c. early 1693] · 359
102. Draft of Some Fruits of Solitude, [c. 1693] · 364
103. To the Inhabitants of Pennsylvania, 4 February 1693 · 374
104. To the Deposed Members of the Provincial Council, 15 September 1693 · 376
105. To Sir John Rodes, October 1693 · 377
106. To Friends in Pennsylvania, 11 December 1693 · 382
107. From Thomas Lloyd, 21 December 1693 · 385
108. From Thomas Lloyd's Supporters, 18 January 1694 · 385
109. To Robert Turner, 27 February 1694 · 388
110. To Thomas Lloyd's Supporters, 24 April 1694 · 389

NEW BEGINNINGS, 1694-1696 · 391
111. Breviate of petition to Queen Mary and the Privy Council, [c. 4 July 1694] · 395
112. Report of the Lords of Trade, 1, 3 August 1694 · 397
113. From Robert Turner, 17 September 1694 · 402
114. From the Earl of Arran, 13 November 1694 · 404
115. To the Provincial Council, 24 November 1694 · 405
116. To the Magistrates of Gloucester, 3 January 1695 · 406
117. To Robert Turner and Thomas Holme, 20 June 1695 · 408
118. To Hannah Callowhill, Sr., 2 8 June 1695 · 411
119. To Hannah Callowhill, 10 September 1695 · 413
120. To the Duke of Shrewsbury, 5 October 1695 · 414
121. From the Duke of Shrewsbury, 6 October 1695 · 415
122. To Arthur Cook and others, 5 November 1695 · 415
123. From the Earl of Monmouth, 16 November 1695 · 418
124. Thomas Janney to Phineas Pemberton, 17 November 1695 · 419
125. To Aaron Atkinson, 22 November 1695 · 420
126. To John Gratton, 12 December 1695 · 422
127. Laetitia Penn to Hannah Callowhill, 12 December 1695 · 424
128. To Hannah Callowhill, 28 January 1696 · 425
129. To Hannah Callowhill, 5 February 1696 · 427
130. To Hannah Callowhill, 9 February 1696 · 431
131. Marriage Certificate, 15 March 1696 · 435

NEW CHALLENGES, 1696-1697 · 439
132. Two Petitions to William III, [c. 1695-1696] · 443
133. To the Meeting for Sufferings, 7 May 1696 · 450
134. From William Markham, 25 June 1696 · 451
135. From the Earl of Arran, 4 September 1696 · 455
136. Draft of the Frame of Government of 1696, 7 November 1696 · 456
137. From Samuel Carpenter, 17, 18 November 1696 · 466
138. From the Earl of Monmouth, [c. November-December 1696] · 469
139. To Robert Turner, 25 December 1696 · 471
140. To John Winthrop, 27 December 1696 · 473
141. From John Winthrop, [c. January 1697] · 474
142. To Sir William Trumbull, 4 January 1697 · 475
143. Lease from Thomas Dongan, 12 January 1697 · 477
144. From Lord Bellomont, [c. February 1697] · 481
145. Draft of A Breife and Plaine Scheam, [c. 8 February 1697] · 482
146. Memorial to the Board of Trade, 12 February 1697 · 483
147. To the House of Lords, 1 March 1697 · 485
148. From William Markham, 1 March 1697 · 490
149. Proposal for the Advancement of Trade in America, [c. 4 March 1697] · 492

TROUBLE IN PENNSYLVANIA, 1697-1698 · 495
150. Remonstrance of Philadelphia Inhabitants, 12 March 1697 · 499
151. From Anthony Morris'and others, 22 March 1697 · 502
152. From Robert Turner and others, 9 April 1697 · 507
153. From Robert Turner, 15 April 1697 · 510
154. From William Markham, 24 April 1697 · 512
155. From the Provincial Council and Assembly, 25 May 1697 · 514
156. To William Markham and the Council, 5 September 1697 · 517
157. To William Popple, 15 October 1697 · 519
158. To Edward Randolph, 16 October 1697 · 520
159. From the Swedish inhabitants, 30 October 1697 · 521
160. From Francis Jones, 13 November 1697 · 524
161. To Francis Nicholson, 22 November 1697 · 527
162. To Samuel Carpenter and others, 1 December 1697 · 530
163. From Robert Turner, 9 December 1697 · 532
164. Petition for a Free Public School, 10 February 1698 · 535
165. To the Board of Trade, 14 February 1698 · 538
166. To Hugh Roberts, 17 February 1698 · 539
167. To the Czar of Muscovy, 18 April 1698 · 540
168. To the Commissioners of Propriety, 2 May 1698 · 542
169. To the Earl of Arran, 7 May 1698 · 543
170. To the Earl of Arran, 14 May 1698 · 545
171. From the Earl of Bellomont, 21 June 1698 · 546
172. To the Lords Justices of Ireland, 1 July 1698 · 548
173. From Samuel Carpenter and others, 4 July 1698 · 552
174. From the Marquis of Normanby, 17 July 1698 · 555
175. From the Bishop of Cork and Ross, 26 August 1698 · 556
176. To Samuel Carpenter and others, 9 November 1698 · 557
177. From Samuel Carpenter, 19 November 1698 · 558
178. To the Board of Trade, 19 December 1698 · 561

RETURN TO PENNSYLVANIA, 1699-1700 · 563
179. To Robert Harley, 30 January 1699 · 568
180. To Robert Turner, 16 February 1699 · 569
181. Robert Quary to the Board of Trade, 18 May 1699 · 570
182. Power of attorney to Philip Ford, 23 August 1699 · 575
183. From the Board of Trade, 12 September 1699 · 576
184. To Francis Nicholson, 12 December 1699 · 578
185. To Nathaniel Blakiston, 13, 23 December 1699 · 579
186. From Robert Turner and others, 5 January 1700 · 580
187. To Wessels Alricks, 8 January 1700 · 582
188. To the Earl of Bellomont, 30 January 1700 · 583
189. From the General Assembly, 9 February 1700 · 584
190. To the Board of Trade, 27 February 1700 · 587
191. Speech to the Provincial Council, 1 April 1700 · 590
192. To the Board of Trade, 28 April 1700 · 592
193. From Connoodaghtoh and Meealloua, 1 May 1700 · 599
194. To Matthew Birch, 2 June 1700 · 602
195. To the Earl of Bellomont, 4 July 1700 · 603
196. To the Duke of Hamilton, 5 July 1700 · 605
197. To James Logan, 23 July 1700 · 608
198. Hannah Penn to James Logan, [post 23 July 1700] · 610
199. From Thomas Fairman, 7 August 1700 · 611
200. To James Logan, 7 August 1700 · 613
201. To William Clark and William Rodney, 21 August 1700 · 615
202. To James Logan, 4 September 1700 · 616
203. Hannah Penn to James Logan, [c. September 1700] · 617
204. To the Board of Trade, [c. October 1700] · 618
205. To Baron Somers, 22 October 1700 · 620
206. To Robert Assheton, 1 November 1700 · 623
207. To Charlwood Lawton, 10 December 1700 · 624
208. To Charlwood Lawton, 21 December 1700 · 629
209. To the Earl of Bellomont, 3 December 1700 · 636

APPENDIX · 641
210. A Map of the Improved Part of the Province of Pennsilvania in America, 1687 · 643
211. Calendar of Legal Transactions between William Penn and Philip Ford, 1685-1699 · 656
212. [?] to Monsieur de Gassis, 29 December 1690 · 663
213. Expenditures Toward the Revocation of Governor Fletcher's Commission, 1694-1695 · 666
214. The Subscribers to a Susquehanna Settlement, 1696 · 671
215. The Blackwell Rent Roll, 1689-1690 · 679

CALENDAR OF MICROFILMED WP DOCUMENTS 1685-1700 · 738

CALENDAR OF DOCUMENTS NOT FILMED 1685-1700 · 756

INDEX · 759