Events in History in 1688

  • Feb 18 Quakers consider drafting formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 18 "Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery": Francis Daniel Pastorius presents 1st formal written protest against African-American slavery in English colonies in Germantown, Pennsylvania

Declaration of Indulgence

May 4 King James II orders his Declaration of Indulgence read in English churches

Event of Interest

Jun 30 Whig Lords questions prince William III of Orange on Protestantism

Declaration of War

Nov 26 French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands

  • Nov 26 King James II escapes back to London

Event of Interest

Dec 4 General John Churchill (later 1st Duke of Marlborough) changes allegiance from James II to William of Orange