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"The Jaws Of Proprietary Slavery": The Pennsylvania Assembly's Conflict With The Penns, 1754-1768, Steven Deyerle Apr 2013

"The Jaws Of Proprietary Slavery": The Pennsylvania Assembly's Conflict With The Penns, 1754-1768, Steven Deyerle

Masters Theses

In late 1755, the vituperative Reverend William Smith reported to his proprietor Thomas Penn that there was "a most wicked Scheme on Foot to run things into Destruction and involve you in the ruins." The culprits were the members of the colony's unicameral legislative body, the Pennsylvania Assembly (also called the House of Representatives). The representatives held a different opinion of the conflict, believing that the proprietors were the ones scheming, in order to "erect their desired Superstructure of despotic Power, and reduce to a State of Vassalage and Slavery, some of His majesty's most faithful and loyal ...


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, May 28, 1891, [Whole Number: 832], Providence Independent May 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, May 28, 1891, [Whole Number: 832], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, May 21, 1891, [Whole Number: 831], Providence Independent May 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, May 21, 1891, [Whole Number: 831], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, May 14, 1891, [Whole Number: 830], Providence Independent May 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, May 14, 1891, [Whole Number: 830], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, May 7, 1891, [Whole Number: 829], Providence Independent May 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, May 7, 1891, [Whole Number: 829], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, April 30, 1891, [Whole Number: 828], Providence Independent Apr 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, April 30, 1891, [Whole Number: 828], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, April 23, 1891, [Whole Number: 827], Providence Independent Apr 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, April 23, 1891, [Whole Number: 827], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, April 16, 1891, [Whole Number: 826], Providence Independent Apr 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, April 16, 1891, [Whole Number: 826], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, April 9, 1891, [Whole Number: 825], Providence Independent Apr 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, April 9, 1891, [Whole Number: 825], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, April 2, 1891, [Whole Number: 824], Providence Independent Apr 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, April 2, 1891, [Whole Number: 824], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, March 26, 1891, [Whole Number: 823], Providence Independent Mar 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, March 26, 1891, [Whole Number: 823], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, March 19, 1891, [Whole Number: 822], Providence Independent Mar 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, March 19, 1891, [Whole Number: 822], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, March 12, 1891, [Whole Number: 821], Providence Independent Mar 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, March 12, 1891, [Whole Number: 821], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, March 5, 1891, [Whole Number: 820], Providence Independent Mar 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, March 5, 1891, [Whole Number: 820], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, February 26, 1891, [Whole Number: 819], Providence Independent Feb 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, February 26, 1891, [Whole Number: 819], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, February 19, 1891, [Whole Number: 818], Providence Independent Feb 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, February 19, 1891, [Whole Number: 818], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, February 12, 1891, [Whole Number: 817], Providence Independent Feb 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, February 12, 1891, [Whole Number: 817], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, February 5, 1891, [Whole Number: 816], Providence Independent Feb 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, February 5, 1891, [Whole Number: 816], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, January 29, 1891, [Whole Number: 815], Providence Independent Jan 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, January 29, 1891, [Whole Number: 815], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, January 22, 1891, [Whole Number: 814], Providence Independent Jan 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, January 22, 1891, [Whole Number: 814], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, January 15, 1891, [Whole Number: 813], Providence Independent Jan 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, January 15, 1891, [Whole Number: 813], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, January 8, 1891, [Whole Number: 812], Providence Independent Jan 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, January 8, 1891, [Whole Number: 812], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, January 1, 1891, [Whole Number: 811], Providence Independent Jan 1891

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, January 1, 1891, [Whole Number: 811], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, December 25, 1890, [Whole Number: 810], Providence Independent Dec 1890

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, December 25, 1890, [Whole Number: 810], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, December 18, 1890, [Whole Number: 809], Providence Independent Dec 1890

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, December 18, 1890, [Whole Number: 809], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, December 11, 1890, [Whole Number: 808], Providence Independent Dec 1890

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, December 11, 1890, [Whole Number: 808], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, December 4, 1890, [Whole Number: 807], Providence Independent Dec 1890

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, December 4, 1890, [Whole Number: 807], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, November 27, 1890, [Whole Number: 806], Providence Independent Nov 1890

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, November 27, 1890, [Whole Number: 806], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, November 20, 1890, [Whole Number: 805], Providence Independent Nov 1890

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, November 20, 1890, [Whole Number: 805], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, November 13, 1890, [Whole Number: 804], Providence Independent Nov 1890

Providence Independent, V. 16, Thursday, November 13, 1890, [Whole Number: 804], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Persistent in the Right – Fearless in Opposing Wrong.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.