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Norris, Isaac 1701-1766

Statesman; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 3, 1701; opposed warlike measures when war between Spain and France was imminent in 1739. His supporters were called the “Norris party.” Later he was elected to the Assembly, of which he was made speaker in 1751-64. When the bell for the old state-house was ordered in England he suggested the inscription “Proclaim liberty throughout the land, unto all the inhabitants thereof.” He died in Fair Hill, Pa., June 13, 1766.

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