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Archives & Manuscripts

Jonah Thompson correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-131
This collection contains correspondence received by English Quaker Jonah Thompson. The bulk of these are written by Friends in Pennsylvania, relating the developing conflict between the Pennsylvania government and the Delaware Indians, and expressing concern with the role Quakers should have in a military defense of the colony. Included is a detailed account of developments regarding this issue in the Pennsylvania government by James Pemberton. Other prominent Philadelphia correspondents include Samuel Fothergill, John Smith, Hannah Pemberton, Hannah Logan, and Margaret Wistar Also included is a letter from George Churchman.

Dates

  • 1756-1759

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (5 folders.))

Biographical / Historical

Jonah Thompson was a Quaker minister and schoolmaster. He married Mary Beaton in 1735 and established a Quaker school at Compton, Dorsetshire (England). He made a religious visit to America.

Creator

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts (APPM)

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