Yorks' Penn friend...

The Duke of York gave Penn (who was more Irish than Welsh) the parcel of land now known as Pennsylvania as payment for a debt he owed his father, the Admiral Penn. William Penn wanted to name it 'New Wales' but by the time he got his act together his secretary (another Welshman) had called it 'Pennsylvania' - the local, newly established Welsh community were already calling it 'pen this and pen that' after places they'd left behind in Wales.

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