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Rush, Benjamin (n.p.) letter to [John Bubenheim Bayard], 1784 June 25

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: 1

Scope and Contents

A copy, in an unknown hand, of a letter from Rush to Bayard regarding sentiments expressed in an earlier letter to General John Armstrong. The letter reflects post-revolutionary state politics in Pennsylvania. In the letter, Rush censures his fellow Presbyterians, who refuse to revoke the test laws and to admit amendments to the state constitution. He also condemns the taking over by the Presbyterian dominated state government of the charter of the College of Philadelphia, now the University of Pennsylvania, and refers to the College of Carlisle, or Dickinson College, established in protest to the first action. He regrets the inflammatory remarks and publications made by members of the state's single legislative body, the Council of Censors, and by Joseph Reed and Mr. Smiley, and deplores the character of Henry Osborn and Owen Faris.


  • 1784 June 25

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Materials are in English.

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2 Leaves

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Josiah Charles Trent Collection, 1956

Physical Description

3 pages; 34 cm

Repository Details

Part of the Your Name Here Special Collections Repository

City on a Hill MA 03210 United States