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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. 18, Thursday, July 7, 1892, [Whole Number: 890], Providence Independent Jul 1892

Providence Independent, V. 18, Thursday, July 7, 1892, [Whole Number: 890], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

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Providence Independent, V. 18, Thursday, June 30, 1892, [Whole Number: 889], Providence Independent Jun 1892

Providence Independent, V. 18, Thursday, June 30, 1892, [Whole Number: 889], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

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Providence Independent, V. 18, Thursday, June 23, 1892, [Whole Number: 888], Providence Independent Jun 1892

Providence Independent, V. 18, Thursday, June 23, 1892, [Whole Number: 888], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 18, Thursday, June 16, 1892, [Whole Number: 887], Providence Independent Jun 1892

Providence Independent, V. 18, Thursday, June 16, 1892, [Whole Number: 887], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, June 9, 1892, [Whole Number: 886], Providence Independent Jun 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, June 9, 1892, [Whole Number: 886], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, June 2, 1892, [Whole Number: 885], Providence Independent Jun 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, June 2, 1892, [Whole Number: 885], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, May 26, 1892, [Whole Number: 884], Providence Independent May 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, May 26, 1892, [Whole Number: 884], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, May 19, 1892, [Whole Number: 883], Providence Independent May 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, May 19, 1892, [Whole Number: 883], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, May 12, 1892, [Whole Number: 882], Providence Independent May 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, May 12, 1892, [Whole Number: 882], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, May 5, 1892, [Whole Number: 881], Providence Independent May 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, May 5, 1892, [Whole Number: 881], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 28, 1892, [Whole Number: 880], Providence Independent Apr 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 28, 1892, [Whole Number: 880], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 21, 1892, [Whole Number: 879], Providence Independent Apr 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 21, 1892, [Whole Number: 879], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 14, 1892, [Whole Number: 878], Providence Independent Apr 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 14, 1892, [Whole Number: 878], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 7, 1892, [Whole Number: 877], Providence Independent Apr 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, April 7, 1892, [Whole Number: 877], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 31, 1892, [Whole Number: 876], Providence Independent Mar 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 31, 1892, [Whole Number: 876], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 24, 1892, [Whole Number: 875], Providence Independent Mar 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 24, 1892, [Whole Number: 875], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 17, 1892, [Whole Number: 874], Providence Independent Mar 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 17, 1892, [Whole Number: 874], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 10, 1892, [Whole Number: 873], Providence Independent Mar 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 10, 1892, [Whole Number: 873], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 3, 1892, [Whole Number: 872], Providence Independent Mar 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, March 3, 1892, [Whole Number: 872], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 25, 1892, [Whole Number: 871], Providence Independent Feb 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 25, 1892, [Whole Number: 871], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 18, 1892, [Whole Number: 870], Providence Independent Feb 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 18, 1892, [Whole Number: 870], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 11, 1892, [Whole Number: 869], Providence Independent Feb 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 11, 1892, [Whole Number: 869], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 4, 1892, [Whole Number: 868], Providence Independent Feb 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, February 4, 1892, [Whole Number: 868], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, January 28, 1892, [Whole Number: 867], Providence Independent Jan 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, January 28, 1892, [Whole Number: 867], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, January 21, 1892, [Whole Number: 866], Providence Independent Jan 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, January 21, 1892, [Whole Number: 866], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, January 14, 1892, [Whole Number: 865], Providence Independent Jan 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, January 14, 1892, [Whole Number: 865], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, January 7, 1892, [Whole Number: 864], Providence Independent Jan 1892

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, January 7, 1892, [Whole Number: 864], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, December 31, 1891, [Whole Number: 863], Providence Independent Dec 1891

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, December 31, 1891, [Whole Number: 863], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.


Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, December 24, 1891, [Whole Number: 862], Providence Independent Dec 1891

Providence Independent, V. 17, Thursday, December 24, 1891, [Whole Number: 862], Providence Independent

Providence Independent Newspaper, 1875-1898

[4] p. “Accept the Truth Wherever Found – Do Right for the Sake of Right.” Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.