Minutes of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania: From the Organization to the Termination of the Proprietary Government. [Mar. 10, 1683-Sept. 27, 1775], Volume 6

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J. Severns, 1851 - Pennsylvania
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Vol. 10 includes "Minutes of the Council of Safety from June 30th, 1775, to November 12th, 1776" (p. [277]-784)

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