Recent find reveals what PA lawmakers were up to in the late 18th Century

09.12.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

A recently returned book containing minutes from the commonwealth's  General Assembly helps paint the picture.

In 1779 Pennsylvania lawmakers addressed giving pensions for military widows, getting supplies for the Continental Army, and responding to Native American raids.

Details also refer to the Sullivan Campaign of the Revolutionary War.

The text turned up at Belden Noble Memorial Library in upstate New York before a board member notified Pennsylvania officials.