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Gordon, Patrick, approximately 1644-1736



Deputy Governor of the Province of Pennsylvania and the Lower Counties on the Delaware from 22 June 1726 to 4 August 1736.

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Gordon Patrick Letter, 1735

Identifier: MC-1954-77
Scope and Contents

This interesting letter (two page folio) from Patrick Gordon, Philadelphia, August 13, 1735, is addressed to Chief Shekallamy in reference to the evils caused by the sale of rum to the Indians. It appears that the chief complained to the governor about the indiscriminate sale of same. The chief used this as a pretext to sieze all the rum he could find.

Dates: 1735-08-13