A Lenape among the Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman by Dawn G. Marsh

By Dawn G. Marsh

On July 28, 1797, an aged Lenape girl stood sooner than the newly appointed almsman of Pennsylvania’s Chester County and brought a short account of her existence. In a tragic irony, Hannah Freeman was once setting up her residency—a declare that lead the way for her elimination to the poorhouse. eventually, even if, it intended the ultimate elimination from the ancestral land she had so tenaciously maintained. therefore used to be William Penn’s “peaceable kingdom” preserved. 

A Lenape one of the Quakers reconstructs Hannah Freeman’s background, touring from the times of her grandmothers sooner than ecu payment to the start of the 19th century. the tale that emerges is one in all patience and resilience, as “Indian Hannah” negotiates lifestyles with the Quaker associates who hire her, entrust their youngsters to her, search out her therapeutic talents, and, while she is weakened by way of disease and age, deal with her. And but those are a similar acquaintances whose households have dispossessed hers. attention-grabbing in its personal correct, Hannah Freeman’s lifestyles is additionally striking for its exact view of a local American lady in a colonial group in the course of a time of dramatic transformation and upheaval. specifically it expands our figuring out of colonial background and the local adventure that background frequently renders silent.

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Evangelicals founded orphanages and schools and, led by William Wilberforce, fought a 50-year-long battle for the abolition of slavery that was successful in 1833. Anglicanism spread well beyond England in the 18th century. Chaplains in the American colonies, Canada, the West Indies, India, and (from 1788) even Australia were technically under the oversight of the bishop of London, though they were in fact virtually independent. In Scotland, tiny numbers belonged to the Episcopal Church of Scotland, a church greatly harassed by the government and whose bishops at one point abandoned any diocesan jurisdiction and simply became a college.

1990 ACC-8 meets in Wales. Consecration of first woman diocesan bishop, Penelope Jamieson Bishop of Dunedin, in the province of New Zealand. Inauguration of the province of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines. 1991 Archbishop Runcie retires. George Carey succeeds as archbishop of Canterbury. 1992 Inauguration of the provinces of Korea, Burundi, Rwanda, and Zaire (name changed to Congo in 1997). New Zealand’s province retitles itself “Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia,” reflecting a constitution incorporating three ethnic and cultural tikanga.

ACC-10 meets in Panama City. 1998 Thirteenth Lambeth Conference, led by George Carey as archbishop of Canterbury. Inauguration of the provinces of the Central Region of America and of Hong Kong and Macao. xl • CHRONOLOGY 1999 ARCIC-2 publishes the agreed statement The Gift of Authority. ACC-11 meets in Dundee, Scotland. 2000 Primates Meeting is held in Porto, Portugal. 2002 ACC-12 meets in Hong Kong. Archbishop Carey retires; Rowan Williams succeeds as archbishop of Canterbury. 2003 Primates Meeting is held in South Brazil.

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