Manuscript Group 79
WILLIAM LOGAN COLLECTION
.1 cu. ft.
Personal correspondence by William Logan (b. 1718, d. 1776), the eldest son of
William Penn's Secretary of Proprietary Affairs James Logan, to Reading Prothonotary
James Read (b. 1716, d. 1793). William Logan served as a member of the Governor's
Council in 1747 and subsequently inherited Stenton, his father's country seat
near Germantown, where he carried on his father's role in negotiating with Indians
One letter dated 1766 vividly describes the public joy exhibited at the news of
the repeal of the Stamp Act.