This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 Excerpt: ...Previous to the arrival of Penn's colony, there was a considerable settlement of English Friends in this county near the lower falls of the Delaware, who had grants of land there from Sir Edmund Andross, then governor of New York. The southern and interior parts of the county were settled mostly by English and Welsh Friends, and the northern by Germans. William Penn had a large mansion house erected on his manor of Pennsbury near the bank of the Delaware, a few miles above Bristol, the ruins of which are still visible. It was undertaken before his arrival and intended for his reception. Here he afterwards sometimes resided, and held meetings and conferences with the Indians. In 1701 he held a great Indian council to renew their covenants and take leave of them. A town was surveyed and laid out in Pennsbury manor by Phineas Pemberton, which was intended to have been Philadelphia; but the people who went there were dissatisfied with the location, and it was abandoned. The Indian tribe which was originally in possession of the land comprising this county, belonged to the nation of Delawares, and were called Neshaminies, from the principal creek about which they had their residence. The remains of the renowned king Tamane, a celebrated Indian chief, lie buried on Prospect Hill farm, 4 miles south-west of Doylestown. His grave is in a beautiful spot by the side of a spring which flows into Neshaminy creek. "And since the chieftain there has slept, Full many a winter's winds have swept, And many an age has softly crept Over his humble sepulchre." The last remains of the Delawares, under their leader Isaac Still, a celebrated Indian of some education, removed from Bucks county about the year 1775, to go, as they said, " far away from war and rum,&qu...
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