Collection of papers on the Walking Purchase
This collection primarily includes photocopies of receipts and contracts between Thomas Penn and various individuals concerning the Walking Purchase.
- Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775 (Contributor, Person)
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.
.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))
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- Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
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