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1Author:  Pennsylvania. General AssemblyRequires cookie*
 Title:  Pennsylvania. General Assembly. Laws, 1682-1719     
 Dates:  1682-1719 
 Abstract:  This volume contains a series of documents relating to the founding of the colony and its early political development. Included are the acts of Pennsylvania Assembly, 1685-1719, a copy of Charles II grant to William Penn, the Frame of Government for 1701, and an act of the Privy Council in 1705.

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 Call #:  Mss.345.12.P38 
 Extent:  2 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Colonial Politics | Law | Pennsylvania History 
 Genre:  Official Government Documents and Records 
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 Title:  Pennsylvania. General Assembly. The Great Law, 1682     
 Dates:  1682 
 Abstract:  This collection contains a copy of the Great Law signed between William Penn and colonists when he arrived in the colony in 1682. The original is in the State Archives of Pennsylvania. Influenced by Quaker principles, the Great Law listed the crimes and punishments that the new colony would enforce and aimed to regulate morality and behavior.

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 Call #:  Mss.345.12.P38L 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Colonial Politics | Government Affairs | Law | Pennsylvania History 
 Genre:  Legal Records | Official Government Documents and Records