Volume/Folder: Reise-Beschreibung der Schwenckfelder von Herrnhut und Haarlem nach Philadelphia im Jahr 1733 (An Account of the Journey to Philadelphia from Herrnhut and Haarlem in the Year 1733), by David Scholtz

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Record Number: 6988
Collection: Abraham H. Cassel collection [1610]
Volume: 38
Was donated by: Abraham Harley Cassel, 1820-1908
Date of Original: circa 1733
Original Format: Manuscripts
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This pamphlet describes the journey of a group of Schwenkfelders from Herrnhut in Oberlausitz (Upper Lusatia), Germany to Philadelphia. Herrnhut was founded by by Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, who offered the Schwenkfelders refuge as the persecution against them increased. Scholtz describes some of the cities where they stop and the people they meet before beginning the trans-Atlantic voyage. He also provides details about the crossing itself after their ship, the brigantine The Pennsylvania Merchant, leaves Rotterdam in 1733.