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Title Letters [manuscript]: 1704-1729
Author Logan, James (1674-1751)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Small collection of three letters written by James Logan in 1704, 1728, and 1729. In the first letter to William Penn, Logan reports on current political matters pending before the council including the province’s charter. In the second letter Logan writes that the Miami Indians, allied with France, may attack and hopes to maintain English relations with the tribes of the five nations. He instructs John Wright and Samuel Blunston, local office holders, to arrange a meeting with those tribes to further their friendship. In the last letter Logan writes to Penn’s sons (John, Richard, and Thomas) in England. He reports on Indian land transactions and urges them to travel to America to settle their own financial affairs.
Names Penn, William (1644-1718); Blunston, Samuel (1689-1745); Wright, John (fl.1728); Penn, John (1700-1746); Penn, Thomas (1702-1755); Penn, Richard (1706-1771)
Places Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords politics, council, attack, war, warfare, army, armed forces, government, government relations, peace, governor, financial transactions, land tenure, money, French and Indian Wars, British Colonialism, British North America
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Trade and Indian Economies
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information James Logan, colonial statesman and scholar, became William Penn’s secretary and emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1699. Logan was later appointed Penn’s financial agent in the colony and adviser for his descendants. During the next forty years, he held various positions in the colonial government including secretary of the province, clerk of the Provincial Council, and numerous other executive and judicial posts. Logan also amassed a fortune in land investment and in trade with the Indians.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 522
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue