Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges

August 2017
Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges;8/1/2017, p1
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Presents the text of the Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges, written October 28, 1701 by colonial Governor William Penn. Granting of religious toleration; Regulations for the governing of the colony; Judicial rights and responsibilities; Closing comments.


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