Colonial Pennsylvania Letter, Dated 1727. Three pages, 8" x 12.75", "Capes of Delaware from on board the Ship Molly Capt. Hudson Mst. March 22d, 1727/8." "W. Keith" writes and signs this letter "To some of my best respected Friends & Acquaintances at Philadelphia" explaining his sudden return "Voyage towards Great Britain" and his affection for Pennsylvania. With some chips and minor rips along edges.

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    While defending his own actions to his American acquaintances, Keith communicates his favorite characteristics of Pennsylvania: "The Publick Good & General Welfare of this Province, wch. will ever bee acknowledged by all honest men concerned to bee perfectly consistent with both the Proprietors honour & his Interest. . . . I depart now with a firm Resolution . . . that Justice in all it's Branches may be equally & impartially administered & that Peace Plenty & good neighborhood may ever abound in Pennsylvania."

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