General Forbes to Israel Pemberton, August 18, 1758 - 1
12017-01-21T10:24:23-08:00Will Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944c72002General Forbes' letter to Israel Pembertonplain2017-03-07T08:55:58-08:00Forbes, John, 1707-1759HC11-22066 (manuscript collection 1250, AA2.2)The Friendly Association Papers (Vol. 2). Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections, Haverford College.Manuscript, 4 pages.41Will Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944c
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12017-01-21T10:25:29-08:00Will Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944cGeneral Forbes to Israel Pemberton, August 18, 1758Will Fenton3General Forbes' letter to Israel Pembertongallery2018-02-12T23:13:08-08:001758Forbes, John, 1707-1759Call Number: HC11-22066 (manuscript collection 1250, AA2.2)Available in the "Philadelphia Yearly Meeting records (Vol. 2)" in the Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections, Haverford College.Haverford College Quaker and Special CollectionsWill Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944c
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12017-03-28T18:40:39-07:00The Politics of Friendly Association4plain2017-03-29T05:36:12-07:00Friendly Association correspondence reveals the political sensitivity of native diplomacy. In an August 18 letter, General Forbes warns that Friends must not appear to grasp for power. Those concerns resurface next January, when he authorizes their leaders to transport Indian goods but frets the “umbrage” of the colony’s commissioners.
I need not tell you that a Jealousy of the Quakers grasping at power, has perhaps taken place in some people’s minds; you have now a very critical time of showing that you are actuated only by the publick good and the preservation of those provinces.
the success of the business depends much on setting out right & our Governor has neither inclination nor judgement to act, as ye occasion requires & would I believe pay more regard to a hint from a Brother Govr than to either perswasions or remonstrances from his Subjects.
I should be very sorry that you persuaded me to Do any thing that could give Umbrage to the province or provincial Commissioners by giving protections for carrying […] your goods. Tho I cannot but highly applaud your Zeal for the service.