Documents, 1728-1816, relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution

Mss.974.8.D65

Date: 1728-1819 | Size: 1 volume,_50_p.

Abstract

This volume includes messages and proclamations of governors of the province, a petition to the King from the province of Georgia [n.d.], the draft of an address of the University of the State of Pennsylvania to George Washington (1781), a letter from Arthur Lee to Alexander Wedderburn (1774), letters of Timothy Matlack to Abiel Holmes (1819), and George Wythe's draft resolutions (1775).

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 50 p.

1 volume, 50 p.

Provenance

Received and accessioned, 1913 (1911 47041).

Processing information

Index incomplete.

Early American History Note

This volume contains documents that relate to the government of Pennsylvania. Although the volume is described in MOLE as pertaining to the American Revolution in Pennsylvania, the volume begins with a proclamation from 1728 and contains a range of proclamations from the Seven Years' War, before ending with a series of proclamations from the 1770s and 1780s. Although there are some lists and petitionsand orders in the volume, almost all of the documents are official government proclamations, often from the governor. The revolutionary era documents are a bit more diverse. In addition to official government documents, such as militia instructions, the volume contains manuscript copies of letters and essays intended for print, as well as private correspondence and messages from other colonies.

General note

An index to the manuscripts (3 p.) is included in the volume.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Official Government Documents and Records
  • Petitions.
  • Proclamations.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Georgia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
  • Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
  • Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- To 1775.
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal histories.

Personal Name(s)

  • Hamilton, James, 1710-1783
  • Holmes, Abiel, 1763-1837
  • Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792
  • Matlack, Timothy, 1736-1829
  • Washington, George (1732-1799)
  • Wedderburn, Alexander
  • Wythe, George, 1726-1806

Subject(s)

  • American Revolution
  • Colonial Politics
  • Government Affairs
  • Pennsylvania History


Detailed Inventory

Papers
  
974.8 D65. 1. George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760.
Instructions to the governments of New York
1728 December 13 

New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, for the suppression of piracy. 15p. F. Lond. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution, no. 1) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 2. Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775.
Message from Governor Thomas Penn to the Assembly of Pennsylvania
1740 August 9 

2p. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution, no. 2). Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 3. Morris, Robert Hunter, 1713-1764.
Message from Governor Robert Hunter Morris to the Assembly of Pennsylvania
1756 May 11 

2p. Freeman guide# 2889. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution, no. 3). Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 4. Denny, William , 1709-1765.
Message to the assembly of Pennsylvania
1756 August 27 

1p. F. Phil. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 4.) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 5. Denny, William , 1709-1765.
Message to the assembly of Pennsylvania
1758 November 16 

2p. F. Phil. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 5.) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 6. Hamilton, James, 1710-1783.
Message to the assembly of Pennsylvania
1762 March 8 

3p. F. n.p. 1762. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 6.) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 7. Gordon, Patrick.
Proclamation for keeping the peace with the Indians
1728 May 16 

2p. F. Phil. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 7.) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 8. Gordon, Patrick.
Proclamation for suppressing riots
1729 March 31 

2p. F. Phil. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 8.) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 9. Thomas, George.
Proclamation relating to the commission to run the line between Pennsylvania and Delaware
1738 November 8 

2p. F. Phil. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 9.) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 10. Morris, Robert Hunter, 1713-1764.
Proclamation laying an embargo on provisions and war stores
1755 August 30 

1p. F. Phil. (in Documents relating to the provice of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 10) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 11. Denny, William , 1709-1765.
Proclamation laying an embargo on all shipping
1757 March 6 

1p. F. New Castle, (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 11) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 12. Menunist church in Lancaster.
Petition to the Assembly of Pennsylvania
1755 May 15 

2p. F. Lancaster, (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 12) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 13. Desligneris, Capt..
Order of Captain Desligneris
1757 September 24 

Fort Duquesne. 1p. F. Fort Duquesne 1757. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution no.13.) Manuscripts.

974.8 D65. 14. List of the Spanish Governors to whom the General Order was Sent
Undated 

1p. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution, no. 14). Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 15. Allen, William, 1704-1780.
Examination of Michael La Chauvignerie, Jr.
1757 October 26 

a French prisoner, before Chief Justice Allen. 4p. F. n.p. 1757. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. no. 15) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 16. Stanwix, John, 1690?-1766.
From Colonel John Stanwix to the commander of His Majesty's forces at New Castle
1757 March 5 

1p. F. Phil. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 16) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 17. Peters, Richard, 1704-1776.
From Richard Peters to William Till
1757 

collector of customs at New Castle. 1p. F. n.p. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 17) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 18. Hamilton, James, 1710-1783.
From Governor James Hamilton to William Till
1760 October 29 

4p. F. New Castle, (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 18) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 19. Till, William.
From William Till to Governor James Hamilton
1760 November 24 

2p. F. New Castle, (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. no. 19) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 20. Egremont, Charles Wyndham, Earl of, 1710-1763.
From Lord Egremont to the Governor of Pennsylvania
1763 July 9 

3p. F. Whitehall, (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 20). Duplicate of No. 21. Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 21. Egremont, Charles Wyndham, Earl of, 1710-1763.
From Lord Egremont to the Governor of Pennsylvania
1763 July 9 

3p. F. Whitehall, (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 21). Duplicate of No. 20. Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 22. Great Britain - Commissioners of the customs.
From the Commissioners of the customs to William Till
1763 November 3 

2p. F. Lond. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 22) Manuscript. Dup. no.23

974.8 D65. 23. Great Britain - Commissioners of the customs.
From the Commissioners of the customs to William Till
1763 November 3 

2p. F. Lond., (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. no.23) Manuscript. Duplicate of no.22.

974.8 D65. 24. Great Britain - Commissioners of the customs.
From the Commissioners of the customs to William Till
1763 December 7 

2p. F. Lond. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 24) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 25. Great Britain - Commissioners of the customs.
From the Commissioners of the customs to William Till
1764 March 8 

2p. F. Lond. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 25) Manuscript

974.8 D65. 26. Tennent, Gilbert (1703-1764). Alison, Francis, 1705-1779. Ewing, John, 1732-1802.
Circular letter of Gilbert Tennent, Francis Alison, and John Ewing, relating to making Pennsylvania a royal province
1764 March 30 

2p. F. Phil. (in documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. no.26) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 27. Penn, John, 1729-1795.
Pardon granted to Anne Jew by Governor Penn
1766 March 19 

1 p. F. phil. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 27) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 28. Bradford, William, 1719-1791.
From A Countryman to the Messers Bradford
Undated 

2p. F. n.p., n.d. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. no.28) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 29. Matlack, Timothy, 1736-1829.
From Timothy Matlack to Abiel Holmes
1819 October 12 

7p. Copy of a letter from T. Matlack to Abiel Holmes, Esq., Boston. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. no.29) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 30. Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794.
Speech in the House of Burgesses, 1759, In Favor of the High Duty on Negroes, Thereby to Prevent their Importation
1759 

3p. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. no.30) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 31. Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792.
From Arthur Lee to Alexander Wedderburn
1774 

1 p. F. n.p. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 31) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 32. Georgia (Colony). Commons House of Assembly.
Petition to the king to withdraw troops and fleets from our shores
Undated 

2p. F. n.P. n.d. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. no.32.) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 33. Massachusetts (Colony) - Committee of correspondence..
From the Committee of correspondence of the province of Massachusetts Bay to the Committee of correspondence in the province of Pennsylvania
1774 May 28 

1 p. F. Boston, 1774. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. no.33) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 34. Purviance, Samuel, jr..
From Samuel Purviance, Jr. to William Bradford
1774 June 28 

1 p. F. Baltimore, (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 34) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 35. Coffin, Nathaniel.
From Nathaniel Coffin to John Paterson
1775 April 20 

3p. F. Boston, (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American Revolution. No. 35.) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 36. Burd, Edward, 1749-1833.
From Edward Burd to James Burd
1775 August 12 

3p. F. Cambridge, (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 36) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 37. Circular to the Field Officers of the Battalions -- Philadelphia and County of Bucks
Undated 

2p. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 37) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 38. Wythe, George, 1726-1806.
Draft of Resolution in Relation to British Hostilities
1775 

2p. Introduction to a Congress Resolution. In handwriting of George Wythe. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 38) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 39. Draft of Resolution Recommending Citizens to Quit Boston
Undated 

2p. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 39). Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 40. Draft of Resolution Empowering General Washington to Raise an Army
1776 December 27 

2p. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 40). Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 41. Wharton, Thomas, 1730-1782.
Circular letter from Thomas Wharton, Jr.
1777 August 28 

President of the Supreme executive council of Pennsylvania, in reference to disarming the loyalists. 2p. F. Phil. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. no.41.) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 42. University of Pennsylvania. Trustees.
Congratulatory address to General Washington by the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
1781 December 

2p. F. [Phil.] (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 42.) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 43. Mease, James, 1771-1846.
Account of the capture of the General Monk by the Hyder Alley
1781 

5p. F. n.p. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. no.43.)

974.8 D65. 44. Great Britain. Parliament.
Act of Parliament for opening commercial intercourse with the United States.
Undated 

2p. F. n.p., n.d. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. no.44.) Manuscript copy.

974.8 D65. 45. West India Planters and Merchants (London, England).
Minute of a meeting of a committee of the West India planters and merchants.
1784 July 6 

3p. F. n.p. 1784. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 45) Manuscript.

974.8 D65. 46. West India Planters and Merchants (London, England).
Minute of a meeting of a committee of the West India planters and merchants.
Undated 

2p. F. n.p., n.d. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 46.) Manuscript

974.8 D65. 47. Washington, George (1732-1799).
Letter to Matthew Carey
1785 March 158" x 12 3/4"

Mount Vernon, Facsimile of A.L.S. 1p. Relates to the delivery of his newspaper [Pennsylvania evening herald]. For dup. see in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania...no.47.

General physical description: 8" x 12 3/4"

974.8 D65. 48. Pollock, James, 1810-1890.
Report to committee of the American Philosophical Society
1816 February 20 

Giving a numerical statement of Continental troops engaged in the Revolution. 2p. F. Shepherdstown, Va. 1816. (in Documents relating to the province of Pennsylvania and to the American revolution. No. 48.) Manuscript.