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Title Letters [manuscript]: 1763 Dec. 10 - 1764 Sept. 7
Author Penn, Thomas (1702-1775)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letters from Thomas Penn to nephew John Penn, lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania (Dec. 10, 1763) and Sir William Johnson, British superintendent of Indian affairs (Sept. 7, 1763), regarding Indian disturbances and colonial administration. To his nephew, Penn praises the military response of Col. John Armstrong to Indian aggression and mentions parliamentary bills to enlarge the military and end paper money disputes with the Pennsylvania Assembly. Penn praises Johnson’s handling of Indian affairs and advises him on obtaining preferment. He also discusses Johnson’s plan to set a boundary line between the colonies and the Indians, and notes Pennsylvania’s intention to pay the Indians for any lands lost in the demarcation.
Names Penn, John (1729-1795); Johnson, William (1715-1774); Armstrong, John (1717-1795)
Places Pennsylvania, United States; London, United Kingdom
Keywords governor, British Colonialism, government, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, hostility, army, legislation, legislature, border, frontier, money, financial transactions, land cession
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information John Penn was proprietor of Pennsylvania and son of William Penn.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 695
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue