By the end of the colonial period, 30, people, representing many languages, creeds, and trades, lived there. They were ready to brave the danger of the Indians for level ground and deep soil.
In the south, planters depended very largely on books for their contact with the world of cultivation. There is no doubt, however, that Franklin himself contributed more than any other single citizen to the stimulation of intellectual activity in Philadelphia.
The Wampanoags of Plymouth was the only remaining tribe of any strength. By the end of the colonial era in North America, conomic exchanges between the "old" and the "new" worlds demonstrates the existence of a global economic empire.
No one could be entirely sure about who was one of the elect, but if a person was saved, he or she naturally lived a godly life. He possessed absolute authority over his domain; in fact, settlers were required to swear allegiance to him rather than to the King of England.
More advanced training -in classical languages, history, literature - was offered at the Friends Public School, which still exists in Philadelphia as the William Penn Charter School.