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  • Born into English high class
  • Becomes Quaker against father’s wishes, is imprisoned for heresies.  Later freed.
  • Becomes trustee of land in New Jersey that is under ownership dispute from 2 Quakers.
  • James, Duke of York (later James II) owed Penn money so Penn finagles proprietorship of a tract of land in Pennsylvania for a Quaker colony.
  • 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.
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