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Collection of papers on the Walking Purchase

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-063

Abstract

This collection primarily includes photocopies of receipts and contracts between Thomas Penn and various individuals concerning the Walking Purchase.

Dates

  • 1735-1737

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Walking Treaty between Thomas Penn and the Delaware Indians accorded to Pennsylvania as much land as a man could walk in one and a half days. In 1737 Thomas Penn commissioned trained men to walk a cleared path and thereby gain strategically important land belonging to the Delaware tribe.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))

Language

English

Creator

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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