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I restored some of what the previous poster entered here (as well as sdding a few changes of my own). I am preplexed as to why his or her edits were reverted. They were factual and by no strech of the imagination could they be considered offensive. --Oldring 09:13, 12 June 2007 (EDT)


Benjamin Franklin helped write Pennsylvania's 1776 Constitution. In Frame of Government, Chapter 2, Section 10, it states: "Each member of the legislature, before he takes his seat, shall make and subscribe the following declaration: 'I do believe in one God, the Creator and Governor of the Universe, the Rewarder of the good and Punisher of the wicked, and I do acknowledge the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine Inspiration.'"

Where is the reference for this quote? I have been a resident of Pennsylvania for 26 years and I have never heard this quote. It is a great quote and it made me happy to see it, but there was no reference to it and one is really needed.

I found it within a minute [1]. You never heard of this quote because you chose not to read the document in question, despite your claim to be a Pennsylvania resident. Karajou 05:02, 25 December 2007 (EST)

Not named after Penn?

I see that William Penn did not want the colony to be named after him. However, it appears the colony was named after him (or his father) anyway. True? Learn together 19:12, 15 October 2008 (EDT)

Thinking about it, it does seem more likely that Pennsylvania was named after William Penn's father. If it had been named in Welsh (as an alternative to the name New Wales) and the idea was to create the name 'Head Woods' then Pennsylvania would have been named Pencoed. Ieuan 03:32, 17th October 2008 (BST)

How Pa. got its name--Jpatt 22:53, 16 October 2008 (EDT)