Revolutionary Era 1754-1783: Lifestyles, Social Trends, and Fashion Research Article from American Eras

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As a Quaker and a prominent member of the Pennsylvania legislature, Benjamin Franklin had strong moral and political objections to the massacres of Conestoga Indians Franklin denounced the attackers in a pamphlet published in early 1764, finding them markedly inferior to "Heathens, Turks, Saracens, Moors, Negroes, and Indians, in the Knowledge and Practice of what is right " Franklin described the brutal killing of fourteen defenseless Insjlians at the Lancaster workhouse and remarked on the casual departure of the perpetrators The barbarous Men who committed the atrocious Fact, in Defiance of Government, of all Laws human and divine, and divine, eternal Disgrace of their Counry and Coulour, then mounted their Horses, Huzza'd in Triumph, as if they had gained a Victory, and rode off—unmolested!

The Bodies of the Murdered were then brought out and exposed in the Street, till...

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