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Smith, William, Dr., 1727-1803



  • Existence: 1727-1803
  • Existence: 1727 - 1803

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Smith Collection

Identifier: HC.MC-996

This collection contains a handwritten copy of correspondance from William Smith, an Anglican priest and the first Provost of Philadelphia College (later the University of Pennsylvania), to an unnamed acquaintance in England regarding the political history of colonial Pennsylvania and the threat of a French invasion of the colony. Includes harsh criticism of the Germans residing in Pennsylvania and of the political inaction of the Quaker political elite.

Dates: 1755