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  Province of Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thhe (Hey Sarah and Betty) Province of Pennsylvania, better known to Americans as Pennsylvania Colony, was a North American colony granted to William Penn in 1681 by King Charles II of England.
Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the British American colonies, and The Academy and College of Philadelphia, the predecessor to the private University of Pennsylvania, both opened.
The publication of the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 by locally-elected revolutionaries concluded the history of the Colony and began the history of the Commonwealth.
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 History of Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Province of Pennsylvania was never merged with the Lower Counties because the Duke of York, and therefore Penn, never had a clear title to it.
Pennsylvania was the target of several raids by the Confederate States Army, including cavalry raids in 1862 and 1863 by J.E.B. Stuart, in 1863 by John Imboden, and in 1864 by John McCausland in which his troopers burned the city of Chambersburg.
Pennsylvania was hard-hit by the decline of the steel industry and other heavy U.S. industries during the late 20th century.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pennsylvania
In 1906 the population of Pennsylvania was the second in size among the states of the Union, being estimated at 6,928,515.
Pennsylvania is the second state in the Union in the number of church members and first in the number of church organizations.
Pennsylvania is entitled to thirty-two representatives in the Congress of the United States and thirty-four votes in the Presidential Electoral College.
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 PHMC: Pennsylvania History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
Although William Penn was granted all the land in Pennsylvania by the King, he and his heirs chose not to grant or settle any part of it without first buying the claims of Indians who lived there.
In this manner, all of Pennsylvania except the northwestern third was purchased by 1768.
Because of the liberality of Penn's principles and the freedom of expression that prevailed, the province was noted for the variety and strength of its intellectual and educational institutions and interests.
www.phmc.state.pa.us /bah/pahist/quaker.asp?secid=31   (2231 words)

  
 Pennsylvania (U.S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
One of the original 13 colonies, Pennsylvania is represented by a star and a stripe on the 13 star U.S. flags.
Pennsylvania's State Flag is composed of a blue field on which is embroidered with the State Coat of Arms.
Pennsylvania's Civil War military flags, as well as a few dated to the pre-war period, are preserved in Harrisburg and can be viewed at cpc.leg.state.pa.us/main/cpcweb/projects/preservcivwartreasure.html.
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 Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is an area of transition between the southern and northern forests of eastern North America.
Pennsylvania is one of the nation's largest cement producers, and much of its output comes from an area north of Allentown in the Lehigh Valley.
Pennsylvania has seen the continued decline of its coal, steel, and transportation industries, the disappearance of one in three farms, and the deterioration of urban areas.
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 Delaware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Delaware is bounded to the north by Pennsylvania, to the east by the Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean and to the west and south by Maryland.
Most of the boundary between Delaware and Pennsylvania is defined by an arc extending 12 miles (19 km) from the cupola of the courthouse in New Castle, and is referred to as the Twelve-Mile Circle.
However, by 1704 the Province of Pennsylvania had grown so much, their representatives wanted to make decisions without the assent of the Lower Counties and the two groups of representatives began meeting on their own, one at Philadelphia, and the other at New Castle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Delaware   (4476 words)

  
 Historical Maps of Pennsylvania Introduction
The future Pennsylvania, the land west of the Delaware River and north of the 40th parallel, became part of the proprietorship of New York, which also included New Jersey, under the control of James, Duke of York, the brother of King Charles II.
The history of Pennsylvania's subsequent boundaries is summarized by Russ, the Maryland boundary dispute by Mathews, and a detailed chronology of boundary changes for the state and its counties is given by Long.
Pennsylvania and Delaware continued to share the same proprietor (a Penn) until the Revolution and some maps continued to show Delaware as part of Pennsylvania until then.
www.mapsofpa.com /introduction.htm   (1561 words)

  
 Pennsylvania's Roads Before the Automobile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
Among the states of this nation, Pennsylvania not only is outstanding for its present network of highways—including the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Keystone Shortway —but it has played a prime role in the development of American roads.
Pennsylvania’s first roads were the paths which the Indians made and traveled.
As early as July 11 of that year, an agreement in England between Penn and various purchasers of land in the new province stipulated that “Great roads from City to City not to contain less than forty feet in breadth shall be first laid out and declared to be for highways.
www.phmc.state.pa.us /ppet/roads1/page1.asp?secid=31   (600 words)

  
 News - Pennsylvania Audubon
Pennsylvania is unique in that several major migratory bird pathways converge on our state, with its complex topography and geographic position along the Atlantic and Appalachian Flyways.
Audubon Pennsylvania currently is coordinating with Audubon Chapters statewide, as well as meeting regularly in collaborative settings with resource agency and wind industry representatives to advocate for stringent pre- and post-construction monitoring guidelines, ecologically sensitive placement and design of turbines, and an alternative energy policy that minimizes wildlife and habitat impacts.
Audubon Pennsylvania is taking a pro-active approach to the issue by participating in collaborative discussions in Harrisburg and stressing the implementation of nationally developed guidelines for wildlife monitoring, siting, and design criteria for wind turbines, as well as preserving Pennsylvania's highest quality wildlife habitat in the process.
pa.audubon.org /news_20060119.html   (1656 words)

  
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He gave Pennsylvania a written constitution which limited the power of government, provided a humane penal code, and guaranteed many fundamental liberties.
A proposed amendment required the consent of the governor and 85 percent of the elected representatives.
Concerned that Pennsylvania's charter might be revoked, Penn turned on his diplomatic charm.
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 The Frame of Government of the Province of Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
William Penn's The frame of Government of the Province of Pennsylvania is one of the documents that Stephen Williams, a Christian and teacher in the Cupertino Union District Schools in California, claims he was prohibited from distributing to his class.
That the government of this province shall, according to the powers of the patent, consist of the Governor and freemen of the said province, in form of a provincial Council and General Assembly, by whom all laws shall be made, officers chosen, and public affairs transacted, as is hereafter respectively declared, that is to say--
That the laws so prepared and proposed, as aforesaid, that are assented to by the General Assembly, shall be enrolled as laws of the Province, with this stile: By the Governor, with the assent and approbation of the freemen in provincial Council and General Assembly.
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 Franklin's Legacy: University of Pennsylvania Archives
As early as 1754, he represented the Province of Pennsylvania at the Albany Congress, where his "Plan of Union" was adopted as the best option for uniting the English colonies in the War against the French and their Indian allies.
Born 1906; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1928 and Hon.
Born 1940; University of Pennsylvania, LL.M., 1972; Ambassador of Ethiopia to Austria and the United Nations, 1992-1996; Ambassador of Ethiopia to Switzerland and the United Nations, 1996-2000, 2001-present; Ambassador of Ethiopia to the United Nations, 2000; living.
www.archives.upenn.edu /histy/notables/political/pennambassadors.html   (1361 words)

  
 NARA - Publications - Special List 29: Pennsylvania
Map is inscribed to Governor Thomas Mifflin and to the Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania.
Fac-simile of Holmes-Map of the Province of Pennsylvania with the names of the original purchasers from William Penn. Begun in 1681.
Post Route Map of the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, and of the District of Columbia with adjacent parts of New York, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia showing post offices with the intermediate distances and mail routes in operation on the 1st of April, 1885.
www.archives.gov /publications/finding-aids/maps/pa.html   (1478 words)

  
 Seidenstricker Arrival in Pennsylvania
The land which subsequently came to be known as "Pennsylvania" was granted by King Charles II of England to William Penn in 1681, in liquidation of a debt of £16,000 which the British crown owed Admiral Sir William Penn, Penn's deceased father.
At the time Pennsylvania was founded, Germany was in a state of religious turmoil, disunion, and depression from the results of the Reformation and the Thirty Year's War.
descendants in the province of Pennsylvania, settled mainly in the area comprising the present-day counties of Northampton, Bucks, Lancaster, Lehigh, Dauphin, Lebanon, and York.
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 The Avalon Project : Concessions to the Province of Pennsylvania - July 11, 1681
Concessions to the Province of Pennsylvania - July 11, 1681 (1)
Certain conditions, or concessions, agreed upon by William Penn, Proprietary and Governor of the province of Pennsylvania, find those who are the adventurers and purchasers in the same province, the eleventh of July, one thousand six hundred and eighty-one.
That all shall mark their hogs, sheep and other cattle, and what are not marked within three months after it is in their possession, be it young or old, it shall be forfeited to the governor, that so people may be compelled to avoid the occasions of much strife between planters.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/states/pa02.htm   (567 words)

  
 Birth of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has preserved a copy of the original Proceedings of the Provincial Conference and we are indebted to them for permission to reproduce it here.
On motion, Resolved unanimously, That the determinations of this conference on the Representation of the City and of the County of Philadelphia, shall not be drawn into a precedent in future.
ROBERT MORRIS, one of the Delegates from the Province of Pennsylvania, reminded the Congress that the Assembly of said Province had adjourned on the 14th Inst.
www.ushistory.org /pennsylvania/birth3.html   (4660 words)

  
 German13
But smaller groups of Palatines had emigrated from their homeland with the Province of Pennsylvania as their destination.
That number, given in Volume I of the book Pennsylvania German Pioneers, by R. Strassburger and edited by W. Hinke, was based on 36,129 known passengers, of which 14,423 (males) signed their names to the Oath.
The large numbers of German settlers in the province of Pennsylvania, as compared to the other predominantly British colonies, made Pennsylvania seem like a foreign nation.
www.motherbedford.com /German13.htm   (911 words)

  
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