Penn, Thomas

Penn, Thomas,

1702–75, colonial proprietor of Pennsylvania, b. Bristol, England; son of William Penn. Coming to Philadelphia, he managed (1732–41) the proprietary rights he inherited with his brothers and thereafter remained in charge of the colony's business in England. His letters to his governors are of historical significance.
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Wright includes extended biographies of those who thundered, including John Cotton, Anne Hutchinson, Roger Williams and Peter Stuyvesant, William Penn, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joseph Smith, Isaac Mayer Wise, Earl Warren and Jerry Falwell, as well as a collection of brief biographies of those who perhaps thundered a bit less and a list of key Supreme Court cases.
Among the authors whose works are reproduced are John Smith, John Winthrop, William Penn, Thomas Budd, Increase Mather, Benjamin Franklin, John Cotton, Cotton Mather, and Thomas Pownall.