Israel Pemberton to Charles Read, September 10, 1758 - 1
12017-01-21T09:29:01-08:00Will Fenton82bf9011a953584cd702d069a30cbdb6ef90650a72001Israel Pemberton's letter to Charles Read2017-01-21T09:29:01-08:00Pemberton, Israel, 1715-1779HC11-22073 (manuscript collection 1250, AA2.2)The Friendly Association Papers (Vol. 2). Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections, Haverford College.Manuscript, 2 pages.21Will Fenton82bf9011a953584cd702d069a30cbdb6ef90650a
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12017-01-21T09:34:01-08:00Will Fenton82bf9011a953584cd702d069a30cbdb6ef90650aIsrael Pemberton to Charles Read, September 10, 1758Will Fenton2Israel Pemberton's letter to Charles Readgallery2018-02-12T23:14:51-08:001758Pemberton, Israel, 1715-1779Call Number: HC11-22073 (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 Fenton82bf9011a953584cd702d069a30cbdb6ef90650a
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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.