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1838 Minutes of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania - 1700-1717-Leather Books

1838 Minutes of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania - 1700-1717-Leather Books


This is Volume 2 of a 16 volume set that was compiled and printed by the government of Pennsylvania starting in 1838. The title of this volume is 

"Minutes of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania from the Organization to the Termination of the Proprietary Government". It includes the minutes of the early colonial government from December 18, 1700 to May 16, 1717. 

It was printed in 1838 by Theophilus Fenn in Harrisburg, PA

Some of the contents include many references to the Native Americans in the area and their interaction with the colonists with other titles addressing things like witchcraft, piracy, and William Penn in various situations.
Some of the titles of the minutes are 'Address of the representatives of the three lower counties (now the state of Delaware), 'Articles of agreement between William Penn and certain indians', 'Order of the Council commanding a watch to be kept at Lewis, in Sussex' (today the city of Lewes, Delaware), 'Order of Council relative to a proclamation enforcing the laws against piracy', Petition of Robt. Guard and wife, relative to witchcraft', 'Resolution of Council relative to proclaim princess Anne, Queen of England, &c.' and 'Letter of Queen Anne'.
There are 3 1/2 pages of titles and orders like these in this one volume that make for very interesting and fun reading of the laws and resolutions important to our colonial ancestors in the very early 1700's. 
The leather spine has its original name plate, the leather boards are in great shape and there is only a very small amount of foxing on some of the pages.

This would be a wonderful gift, or purchase, for anyone interested in Pennsylvania and Delaware history from 1700 to 1717.

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