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Archives & Manuscripts

Pennsylvania Society Promoting Public Economy records

Identifier: HC.MC-950-145

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the accounts of the treasurer of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting Public Economy (1818-1819), correspondence (1818), and checks (1818).


  • 1818-1819

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Historical note

Founded in May 1817, the Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Public Economy was inspired by observations of poverty in Philadelphia in the winter of 1816 and a report on the causes of poverty and who was poor. Committees included those on the poor laws, on public prisons, on domestic economy, on the suppression of vice and immorality, and on the public schools. The Society sought to educate the poor and improve their management of their resources. While some of the founding members and officers of the Society were Quaker, it was not an exclusively Quaker organization.


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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March 2016.
Pennsylvania Society Promoting Public Economy records, 1818-1819
Kara Flynn
March 2016
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