PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AND TERRITORIES
#50 - PENNSYLVANIA
Size: 3" x 5"
Lithographer: Donaldson Bros.
|Reverse - Text
|Left section: GRIND
YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
|THE claim of the Dutch to the
soil of Pennsylvania rested on the discovery of Delaware Bay by Hendrik
Hudson in 1600. Seven years later, Cornelis Hendricksen explored the
Delaware River as far as the Schuylkill, and ephemeral colonies soon
arose along the lower shores. Swedish ships entered the Delaware in
1638, and their people founded the first towns in Pennsylvania. The
Puritan immigrants from Connecticut, settling on the Schuylkill in
1641, were ousted and sent home by the Swedes and Dutch.
|When the brave
Admiral Sir William Penn died, the British Government owed him £16,000.
In 1680, his son, William Penn, petitioned King Charles II. to
discharge this debt by granting him a tract of land in America, north
of Maryland and west of the Delaware River; and so the next year, Penn
was made absolute proprietor of the new province. During the forty
years after 1683, more than 50,000 Germans and Swiss settled in
|After the death of
the wise Quaker founder, in 1718, the government lay in the hands of
his kinsmen, John, Richard and Thomas Penn, and their heirs, until 1776.
to one of the most conservative slave States, Pennsylvania was strongly
opposed to human servitude, and its Quaker population took strong
ground against the Southern institution. The battle of Gettysburg has
made the peaceful little Pennsylvania village of that name immortal.
The field where the battle was fought contains a large number of
Benjamin Franklin; Penn's Treaty with the
Indians, 1682; Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
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