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Penn, Thomas

Penn, Thomas, 1702–75, colonial proprietor of Pennsylvania, b. Bristol, England son of William Penn. Coming to Philadelphia, he managed (1732–41) the proprietary rights he inherited with his brothers and thereafter remained in charge of the colony's business in England. His letters to his governors are of historical significance.

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