Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Franklin, B. and Meredith, H. (1729-1778) Pennsylvania gazette. [No. 1855 (July 12, 1764)]

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also request a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01713.01 Author/Creator: Franklin, B. and Meredith, H. (1729-1778) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 12 July 1764 Pagination: 4 p. ; 40 x 26 cm.

Summary of Content: Prints a declaration of John Penn, the Governor of the province of Pennsylvania, proclaiming the Delaware and Shawanese Indians enemies of the province. Reports that Penn will offer rewards for Indian captives or scalps and delineates the amount of the reward to be paid for captured male Indians, women and children, scalps, etc. Other articles detail acts concerning paper bills of credit and the importation of hemp and flax. Reports on other news from European countries, especially London, as well as from New York and Philadelphia. Also includes posts and advertisements, some offering rewards for runaway servants.

Background Information:

People: B. Franklin and H. Meredith, 1729-1778
Penn, John, 1741-1788

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryQuakersGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryPrisonerAtrocityWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyIndentured Servant

Sub Era: The Thirteen Colonies

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources