Digital Paxton: Digital Collection, Critical Edition, and Teaching Platform


The following manuscripts were authored by numerous figures directly and indirectly involved in the Paxton debates, including Benjamin Franklin, Israel Pemberton, and Thomas Penn. Some correspondence predates and postdates the pamphlet war and offers bridges to other colonial events, including the Seven Years' War, Pontiac's rebellion, and the Black Boys uprising. You may also filter manuscripts by following the Correspondence Concerning Conestoga ManorEdward ShippenFriendly AssociationMoravian Indian Diaries, and Timothy Horsfield sub-paths.
 We have currently digitized 180 manuscripts, arranged chronologically in the path below "Contents."

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