The Papers of William Penn, Volume 3

9780812280296: Hardback
Release Date: 29th January 1987

Dimensions: 171 x 248

Number of Pages: 816

Series Papers of William Penn

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

The Papers of William Penn, Volume 3

1685-1700

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Volume III covers Penn's return to England, his appeal to James II to support religious toleration, his struggle to reestablish his position in England and to manage his colony in America, and his return to Pennsylvania in 1699.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS · vii

ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS · xix

INTRODUCTION · 3

EDITORIAL METHOD · 7

ABBREVIATIONS AND SHORT TITLES · 11

A WILLIAM PENN CHRONOLOGY, 1685-1700 · 18

THE ABSENTEE PROPRIETOR, 1685 · 23
1. To James II, 7 February 1685 · 27
2. To Stephen Crisp, 28 February 1685 · 28
3. To Thomas Lloyd, 16 March 1685 · 31
4. To James Harrison, 18 March 1685 · 38
5. To the Commissioners of Propriety, 18 May 1685 · 41
6. To Thomas Lloyd and others, c. 18 May-August 1685 · 43
7. To James Harrison, 19 May 1685 · 55
8. Petition from the Free Society of Traders, 15 June 1685 · 58
9. Petition to James II, c. 18 August 1685 · 59
10. Report of the Lords of Trade, 2 September 1685 · 61
11. From Robert Barclay, 12 September 1685 · 62
12. From Lady Frances Berkeley, 13 October 1685 · 64
13. To James Harrison, 25 October 1685 · 65
14. Order in Privy Council, 13 November 1685 · 68

A CHAMPION OF ENGLISH TOLERATION, 1686-1687 · 71
15. To Sir William Trumbull, 17 January 1686 · 75
16. From Dr. John Tillotson, 26 January 1686 · 77
17. To Dr. John Tillotson, 29 January 1686 · 79
18. From Lady Martha Rodes, 5 March 1686 · 81
19. Pardon by James II, 9 March 1686 · 83
20. To Thomas Lloyd, 21 April 1686 · 84
21. To the Provincial Council, 24 April 1686 · 88
22. To James Harrison, 24 April 1686 · 89
23. To the Provincial Council, c. June 1686 · 93
24. The Earl of Sunderland to Sir Robert Sawyer, 6 June 1686 · 97
25. From Henry Sidney, 13 August 1686 · 97
26. From William Markham, 22 August 1686 · 99
27. From William Sewel, 30 August 1686 · 114
28. To Thomas Lloyd, 21 September 1686 · 116
29. To James Harrison, 23 September 1686 · 122
30. From James Harrison, Arthur Cook, and John Simcock, 3 October 1686 · 124
31. To Sir Daniel Fleming, 6 November 1686 · 126
32. To Thomas Lloyd, 17 November 1686 · 128
33. From Thomas Holme, 25 November 1686 · 130
34. Proclamation about caves in Philadelphia, 24 January 1687 · 134
35. To James Harrison, 28 January 1687 · 134
36. To the Commissioners of Propriety, 1 February 1687 · 142
37. To the Commissioners of State, 1 February 1687 · 144
38. To the Duke of Buckingham, 16 February 1687 · 146
39. From Henry Furnis, 8 May 1687 · 149

CAMPAIGNING FOR THE KING, 1687-1688 · 151
40. To James II, 24 May 1687 · 154
41. From Thomas Holme, 24 May 1687 · 157
42. To James Harrison, 8 September 1687 · 162
43. From Henry Sidney, 17 September 1687 · 164
44. From William Sewel, 24 September 1687 · 164
45. To the Commissioners of State, 21 December 1687 · 168
46. To the Commissioners of State, 27 December 1687 · 169
47. From Thomas Mariett, c. 1688 · 172
48. To Richard Jobson [?], 19 January 1688 · 175
49. From Thomas Holme, 24 March 1688 · 177
50. To Thomas Lloyd, 28 March 1688 · 183
51. From William Markham, 2 May 1688 · 185
52. Commission to Governor John Blackwell, 12 July 1688 · 194
53. From William Markham, 21, 26 July 1688 · 195
54. From English inhabitants of Ireland, September 1688 · 205
55. To the Commissioners of State, 18 September 1688 · 208
56. To Lord Dartmouth, 23 October 1688 · 210
57. From the Bishop of Ely, 24 October 1688 · 213

A YEAR OF DISASTER, 1689 · 215
58. From John Blackwell, 25 January 1689 · 218
59. To the Earl of Shrewsbury, 7 March 1689 · 235
60. From John Simcock and other Provincial Councilors, 9 April 1689 · 236
61. To the Commissioners of Propriety, 14 April 1689 · 240
62. From John Blackwell, 1 May 1689 · 243
63. From Phineas Pemberton and others, c. April-May 1689 · 247
64. The Earl of Nottingham to William Sharpe, 22 June 1689 · 251
65. To the Marquis of Halifax, 28 June 1689 · 252
66. To the Provincial Council, 12 August 1689 · 252
67. Commission to the Provincial Council, 25 September 1689 · 254
68. To John Blackwell, 25 September 1689 · 255
69. Instructions to John Blackwell, 25 September 1689 · 259
70. To Robert Turner, 4 October 1689 · 262
71. To Hugh Roberts, 6 December 1689 · 265
72. Epistle to the Quakers, [late 1689?] · 267

LYING LOW, 1690-1691 · 273
73. From George Fox, 5 January 1690 · 276
74. To the Earl of Arran, 10 April 1690 · 277
75. From John Blackwell, 15 May 1690 · 279
76. From Robert Turner, 24 May 1690 · 282
77. To the Earl of Nottingham, 31 July 1690 · 283
78. To the Provincial Council, 15 September 1690 · 284
79. To the Provincial Council, 11, 17 November 1690 · 285
80. To the Commissioners of Propriety, 4 December 1690 · 290
81. To Friends in Ireland, 8 January 1691 · 291
82. Viscount Sidney to William III, 27 February 1691 · 293
83. From the Council of the Lower Counties, 6 April 1691 · 295
84. From the Provincial Council, 11 April 1691 · 302
85. From Joseph Growden, 28 April 1691 · 306
86. From the Welsh Tract settlers, 15 May 1691 · 313
87. From the Provincial Council and Assembly, 18 May 1691 · 316
88. From Robert Turner, 23 May 1691 · 319
89. To Thomas Lloyd, 14 June 1691 · 326
90. To the Provincial Council, 11 September 1691 · 328
91. To Archbishop Tillotson, 31 October 1691 · 330
92. From Viscount Sidney, 7 November [1691?] · 332

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FRAGMENTS, c. 1689-1693 · 333
93. Account of my life since convincement, [before 1691?] · 336
94. A history of my life from 1684, [c. 1691-1692?] · 341

FRUITS OF SOLITUDE, 1692-1694 · 345
95. From the Provincial Council, 6 April 1692 · 349
96. To a Weighty Friend in England, 29 June 1692 · 350
97. To the Earl of Rochester, [c. 1692] · 351
98. To the Earl of Nottingham, 21 November 1692 · 353
99. To Robert Turner, 29 November 1692 · 354
100. To Governor Fletcher, 5 December 1692 · 358
101. From Hugh Roberts, [c. early 1693] · 359
102. Draft of Some Fruits of Solitude, [c. 1693] · 364
103. To the Inhabitants of Pennsylvania, 4 February 1693 · 374
104. To the Deposed Members of the Provincial Council, 15 September 1693 · 376
105. To Sir John Rodes, October 1693 · 377
106. To Friends in Pennsylvania, 11 December 1693 · 382
107. From Thomas Lloyd, 21 December 1693 · 385
108. From Thomas Lloyd's Supporters, 18 January 1694 · 385
109. To Robert Turner, 27 February 1694 · 388
110. To Thomas Lloyd's Supporters, 24 April 1694 · 389

NEW BEGINNINGS, 1694-1696 · 391
111. Breviate of petition to Queen Mary and the Privy Council, [c. 4 July 1694] · 395
112. Report of the Lords of Trade, 1, 3 August 1694 · 397
113. From Robert Turner, 17 September 1694 · 402
114. From the Earl of Arran, 13 November 1694 · 404
115. To the Provincial Council, 24 November 1694 · 405
116. To the Magistrates of Gloucester, 3 January 1695 · 406
117. To Robert Turner and Thomas Holme, 20 June 1695 · 408
118. To Hannah Callowhill, Sr., 2 8 June 1695 · 411
119. To Hannah Callowhill, 10 September 1695 · 413
120. To the Duke of Shrewsbury, 5 October 1695 · 414
121. From the Duke of Shrewsbury, 6 October 1695 · 415
122. To Arthur Cook and others, 5 November 1695 · 415
123. From the Earl of Monmouth, 16 November 1695 · 418
124. Thomas Janney to Phineas Pemberton, 17 November 1695 · 419
125. To Aaron Atkinson, 22 November 1695 · 420
126. To John Gratton, 12 December 1695 · 422
127. Laetitia Penn to Hannah Callowhill, 12 December 1695 · 424
128. To Hannah Callowhill, 28 January 1696 · 425
129. To Hannah Callowhill, 5 February 1696 · 427
130. To Hannah Callowhill, 9 February 1696 · 431
131. Marriage Certificate, 15 March 1696 · 435

NEW CHALLENGES, 1696-1697 · 439
132. Two Petitions to William III, [c. 1695-1696] · 443
133. To the Meeting for Sufferings, 7 May 1696 · 450
134. From William Markham, 25 June 1696 · 451
135. From the Earl of Arran, 4 September 1696 · 455
136. Draft of the Frame of Government of 1696, 7 November 1696 · 456
137. From Samuel Carpenter, 17, 18 November 1696 · 466
138. From the Earl of Monmouth, [c. November-December 1696] · 469
139. To Robert Turner, 25 December 1696 · 471
140. To John Winthrop, 27 December 1696 · 473
141. From John Winthrop, [c. January 1697] · 474
142. To Sir William Trumbull, 4 January 1697 · 475
143. Lease from Thomas Dongan, 12 January 1697 · 477
144. From Lord Bellomont, [c. February 1697] · 481
145. Draft of A Breife and Plaine Scheam, [c. 8 February 1697] · 482
146. Memorial to the Board of Trade, 12 February 1697 · 483
147. To the House of Lords, 1 March 1697 · 485
148. From William Markham, 1 March 1697 · 490
149. Proposal for the Advancement of Trade in America, [c. 4 March 1697] · 492

TROUBLE IN PENNSYLVANIA, 1697-1698 · 495
150. Remonstrance of Philadelphia Inhabitants, 12 March 1697 · 499
151. From Anthony Morris'and others, 22 March 1697 · 502
152. From Robert Turner and others, 9 April 1697 · 507
153. From Robert Turner, 15 April 1697 · 510
154. From William Markham, 24 April 1697 · 512
155. From the Provincial Council and Assembly, 25 May 1697 · 514
156. To William Markham and the Council, 5 September 1697 · 517
157. To William Popple, 15 October 1697 · 519
158. To Edward Randolph, 16 October 1697 · 520
159. From the Swedish inhabitants, 30 October 1697 · 521
160. From Francis Jones, 13 November 1697 · 524
161. To Francis Nicholson, 22 November 1697 · 527
162. To Samuel Carpenter and others, 1 December 1697 · 530
163. From Robert Turner, 9 December 1697 · 532
164. Petition for a Free Public School, 10 February 1698 · 535
165. To the Board of Trade, 14 February 1698 · 538
166. To Hugh Roberts, 17 February 1698 · 539
167. To the Czar of Muscovy, 18 April 1698 · 540
168. To the Commissioners of Propriety, 2 May 1698 · 542
169. To the Earl of Arran, 7 May 1698 · 543
170. To the Earl of Arran, 14 May 1698 · 545
171. From the Earl of Bellomont, 21 June 1698 · 546
172. To the Lords Justices of Ireland, 1 July 1698 · 548
173. From Samuel Carpenter and others, 4 July 1698 · 552
174. From the Marquis of Normanby, 17 July 1698 · 555
175. From the Bishop of Cork and Ross, 26 August 1698 · 556
176. To Samuel Carpenter and others, 9 November 1698 · 557
177. From Samuel Carpenter, 19 November 1698 · 558
178. To the Board of Trade, 19 December 1698 · 561

RETURN TO PENNSYLVANIA, 1699-1700 · 563
179. To Robert Harley, 30 January 1699 · 568
180. To Robert Turner, 16 February 1699 · 569
181. Robert Quary to the Board of Trade, 18 May 1699 · 570
182. Power of attorney to Philip Ford, 23 August 1699 · 575
183. From the Board of Trade, 12 September 1699 · 576
184. To Francis Nicholson, 12 December 1699 · 578
185. To Nathaniel Blakiston, 13, 23 December 1699 · 579
186. From Robert Turner and others, 5 January 1700 · 580
187. To Wessels Alricks, 8 January 1700 · 582
188. To the Earl of Bellomont, 30 January 1700 · 583
189. From the General Assembly, 9 February 1700 · 584
190. To the Board of Trade, 27 February 1700 · 587
191. Speech to the Provincial Council, 1 April 1700 · 590
192. To the Board of Trade, 28 April 1700 · 592
193. From Connoodaghtoh and Meealloua, 1 May 1700 · 599
194. To Matthew Birch, 2 June 1700 · 602
195. To the Earl of Bellomont, 4 July 1700 · 603
196. To the Duke of Hamilton, 5 July 1700 · 605
197. To James Logan, 23 July 1700 · 608
198. Hannah Penn to James Logan, [post 23 July 1700] · 610
199. From Thomas Fairman, 7 August 1700 · 611
200. To James Logan, 7 August 1700 · 613
201. To William Clark and William Rodney, 21 August 1700 · 615
202. To James Logan, 4 September 1700 · 616
203. Hannah Penn to James Logan, [c. September 1700] · 617
204. To the Board of Trade, [c. October 1700] · 618
205. To Baron Somers, 22 October 1700 · 620
206. To Robert Assheton, 1 November 1700 · 623
207. To Charlwood Lawton, 10 December 1700 · 624
208. To Charlwood Lawton, 21 December 1700 · 629
209. To the Earl of Bellomont, 3 December 1700 · 636

APPENDIX · 641
210. A Map of the Improved Part of the Province of Pennsilvania in America, 1687 · 643
211. Calendar of Legal Transactions between William Penn and Philip Ford, 1685-1699 · 656
212. [?] to Monsieur de Gassis, 29 December 1690 · 663
213. Expenditures Toward the Revocation of Governor Fletcher's Commission, 1694-1695 · 666
214. The Subscribers to a Susquehanna Settlement, 1696 · 671
215. The Blackwell Rent Roll, 1689-1690 · 679

CALENDAR OF MICROFILMED WP DOCUMENTS 1685-1700 · 738

CALENDAR OF DOCUMENTS NOT FILMED 1685-1700 · 756

INDEX · 759