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Language(s): English
Date: 1755-56
Type:Text
Genre: Essays
Extent: 2 items
Description: One item is a memorandum of events leading up to the French and Indian war, in chronological order 1749-1756, written by Franklin in 1756. The other is a compilation of various authors' printed arguments in favor of concerted and vigorous action against the French and Indians, including the suggestion that, if young ladies will withhold their favors from young men until the defeat of the Ohio has been avenged, the young men will show courage.
Collection: Benjamin Franklin Papers (Mss.B.F85)

Lenape
Alternate forms: Lenape
Language(s): English
Date: 1755-1782
Type:Text
Extent: 22 items
Description: Correspondence and one report relating to Pennsylvania Indian affairs during the Seven Years' War and Revolutionary War eras. Topics include hostilities between Indians and colonists; murders of Indians, particularly the Frederick Stump affair and a massacre at Shamokin; traders' abuses, fears, and losses; suspicion of Proprietary regarding its relations with Indians; Quakers' efforts to make peace with native neighbors; the so-called Black Boys Rebellion in 1765; land grants as restitution to those who sustained losses during wars with Indians. Individuals mentioned include George Croghan, Aliquippy, Thomas Walpole, Mr. Dagge, Ralph Fretwell, Captain [Robert] Callender, Joseph Fox, Joseph Galloway, John Hughes, Edward Pennington, and Samuel Rhoads.
Collection: Benjamin Franklin Papers (Mss.B.F85)