1724 The Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia is founded. Dallas Map Tourist Attractions This association of master carpenters and house builders establishes uniform rates for their work. The master shipwrights of the Thames petition the British government to restrict colonial shipbuilding. Parliament, influenced by English merchants who use colonial-built ships, refuses to intervene.
Parliament’s bounty on naval stores expires. The industry quickly collapses in South Carolina, but it persists in North Carolina. 1729 The Quaker merchant Ralph Sandiford’s Mystery of Iniquity, one of the earliest antislavery writings, is published. Publication of Benjamin Franklin’s A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper-Currency, advocating paper money for Pennsylvania. Franklin is appointed the printer of the currency. Parliament restores some bounties on naval stores.
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