The entries detail Morris’s experiences
during the early years of the American Revolutionary War, including her fears for her family, the movement through her town of various military groups, including “Tory Hunters,” “Gondola Men,” and Hessian soldiers. Morris also describes her treatment of the sick and injured at surrounding military
"Containing, the Bill of rights, a list of grievances, occasional resolves, the association, an address to the people of Great-Britain, and a memorial to the inhabitants of the British American colonies."
Chiefly correspondence between related Quaker families of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (Allinson, Cox, Dillwyn, Emlen, Hill, Hilles, Howland, Logan, Moore, Morris, Smith and others). Also journals, poetry, portraits, legal and business papers. Letters chiefly discuss family, friends, health, spiritual matters and travel. Much of the correspondence is between Quaker women.
Includes the papers of Thomas Pim Cope (1768-1854), a prominent Quaker merchant, a member of Philadelphia City Council and Pennsylvania legislature, and the founder of a mercantile shipping firm based in Philadelphia which traded with England and the Far East.
The collection includes materials from Edward Shippen Sr., Edward Shippen Jr., and Edward Burd, all of whom were involved in Philadelphia-area legal matters as judges or lawyers. The largest part of the collection deals with legal matters appearing before the Pennsylvania Courts such as divorce, assault, trespassing, murder, theft, counterfeiting, burglary, and property.