Political Leaders of Provincial Pennsylvania by Isaac SharplessPolitical Leaders of Provincial Pennsylvania by Isaac Sharpless

Political Leaders of Provincial Pennsylvania

byIsaac Sharpless

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... JAMES LOGAN It is usually stated that James Logan was a descendant of a noble Logan family of Scotland. This has probably not been certainly proven. It is sufficient for our purpose to state that his father was Patrick Logan, a Presbyterian minister who joined Friends and moved to the north of Ireland where James was born. He thus inherited his Quakerism. There are however various events in his life which show that he also inherited that vigorous militant blood of the people commonly called Scotch-Irish, who so much disturbed the Quaker relations with the Indians on the frontiers of Pennsylvania, who largely settled the western end of the province and spread themselves down the Appalachian country to the south, who were the choicest enemies of Quakerism whenever they came into conflict, and through whose influence Pennsylvania was largely drawn into the Revolutionary War. He did not much like the company of his compatriots that came later in provincial times. They were the great obstacles in the way of his Indian policy which he had inherited from William Penn and which he faithfully adhered to, and he did not fancy their rough uncouth manners. "It is strange that they thus crowd in where they are not wanted.... The Indians themselves are alarmed at the swarms of strangers and we are afraid of a breach between them, for the Irish are very rough to them," he says,--a prophecy soon verified. He was born on October 20th, 1674, at Lurgan. His father was a teacher and gave him a good education. He became proficient in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. The Irish fighting which was terminated by the Battle of the Boyne sent the family first to Scotland and then to Bristol, England, where he carried on his studies in mathematics and modern languages and assisted his fathe...
Title:Political Leaders of Provincial PennsylvaniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217939058

ISBN - 13:9780217939058