Tag: Pennsylvania Committee of Safety

The War Years (1775-1783) Posted on

Hearty in the Cause: Defending Delaware Bay, Spring 1776

On June 30, 1775, the Pennsylvania General Assembly recognized the direct threat Philadelphia faced should the Royal Navy take control of the Delaware and acted to further strengthen their defenses with the creation of the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety. By September this new committee implemented preliminary resolutions to inhibit the Royal Navy’s ability to reach […]

by Andrew Lyter