The Politics of Peace:
Benjamin Chew and the American Revolution

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Benjamin Chew, Esq. (1722-1810)
was a fifth generation American: a patriot, a traitor, an Anglican,
a Quaker, and the father of a dozen daughters.

Trained in law at an early age by Andrew Hamilton, Benjamin Chew
inherited Hamilton's clients, 
the descendants of William Penn
(including his sons Thomas and Richard, and their grandsons
Governor John PennRichard, Jr., and John Penn). For the next
six decades
Chew quietly untied crucial legal and political knots,
and by doing so, facilitated the growing sense of personal freedom
that led directly to the American Revolution.

In the coming months, this site will further explore how
Benjamin Chew, Esq. helped to establish the personal
and political boundaries of our democracy.

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Meet our Nation's First Peacekeeper

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Secretary of the Boundary Commission for the Mason Dixon Line

Secretary of PA Delegation to the Albany Conference to unite the Colonies

Reenactment of the Walking Purchase for the Easton Conference

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania

Visit Benjamin Chew's Gravesite
St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, PA