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  • Disputes with the lord of Maryland over where borders lie cause Penn much trouble and necessitates trip(s?) to England to settle dispute over who owns access to the Chesapeake bay
  • Philadelphia is positioned to make use of both the Delaware River and the Schuylkill River.
  • To deal with the Native Americans, swedes, and Dutch that already had property ownership in Philadelphia, Penn signs a (fair and enforced) treaty (Great Treaty 1682) with the NA and purchases land from the white settlers. 
    • Because Quakers are religiously tolerant, the Lutheran Dutch, Quakers, and even the French get along.
  • Very meticulous planning for Philadelphia with a strict grid pattern.  Main thoroughfares are 100’ wide.
    • Plans don’t really get followed, as people want to live on the Delaware River.  People also subdivide lots and don’t follow his building aesthetic
    • Houses are mostly brick, such as Letitia House and Old Swedes Church (originally timber, rebuilt in brick, the oldest religious structure in Philly)
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