Chronicles of Pennsylvania from the English Revolution to the Peace of Aix-La-Chapelle, 1688-1748 - Vol. 2

Chronicles of Pennsylvania from the English Revolution to the Peace of Aix-La-Chapelle, 1688-1748 - Vol. 2

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Chronicles of Pennsylvania from the English Revolution to the Peace of Aix-La-Chapelle, 1688-1748 - Vol. 2

Chronicles of Pennsylvania from the English Revolution to the Peace of Aix-La-Chapelle, 1688-1748 - Vol. 2

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The Fords condemned by Friends' Meeting -- Penn not benefited by the appropriation for his Deputy -- Cost of living in Pennsylvania -- Evans's rigorous treatment of Biles -- The scare -- Evans's immorality -- The Assembly kept ignorant of the prospect of Penn's surrendering the government -- Law establishing courts disallowed, because abolishing ejectment suits as "fictitious" proceedings -- Quarrel over reestablishment of courts -- Opponents of Penn carry election of 1706, and contend for judicial reforms -- Assembly censures Logan, and appeals to Whitehead -- Question as to nominations for Sheriff -- Must the Speaker remain standing at conferences with the Governor? -- Courts created by the Governor's ordinance -- Impeachment of Logan -- Failure to pass laws -- Legislative rights of the Delawareans -- Attempt to stop a Philadelphia sloop at New Castle -- Silence of the Charter of 1701 as to trying of impeachments -- Indian affairs -- Further proceedings towards a sale of the government to the Crown -- Penn thinks of removing Evans, and censures him -- Penn's financial prospects brighten -- Course of William Jr. -- Renewed appeal to English Quakers by the Assembly -- William Mead takes a stand -- Evans prorogues new Assembly -- Verdict for rent due the Fords, and imprisonment of Penn -- Unsuccessful application to put Philip Ford Jr. in possession of the government -- Whitehead, Mead, and Lower force the removal of Evans -- "Penn Charter" school in Philadelphia -- Assembly refuses money to defend against privateers -- Claim that Evans should apply . . .

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