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Title Report [manuscript]: Philadelphia, to the Governor of Pennsylvania [Robert H. Morris], 1756 June 14
Author Morris, Robert Hunter (c.1700-1764); Hughes, John (1711-1772); Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790); Mifflin, John (1720-1798); Fox, Joseph; Morgan, Evan
Document Type Correspondence; Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Report, dated June 14, 1756, written by the commissioners to the Governor of Pennsylvania (Robert Morris) regarding the protection of the frontier against hostile Indians. The commissioners further recommend specific measures be adopted to ensure the security of the western settlements.
Names Morris, Robert Hunter (c.1700-1764)
Places Fort Duquesne, Ohio River, Pennsylvania, United States
Keywords commissioner, governor, government, frontier, hostility, attack, settlement, white settlement, white settlers, war, French and Indian Wars, crops
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Morris was chief justice of New Jersey and lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania. Appointed to the Pennsylvania post by John Penn, Morris’s term was marked by his clash with the Pennsylvania Assembly over its refusal to vote funds for the protection of the frontier against the French and Indians. He resigned in 1756.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 699
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue