|Paperwork that was filed when the Good Ship Peggy landed in Philadelphia|
The Peggy pages are from Pennsylvania German Pioneers by Ralph Beaver Stassburger (1883-1959), LL.D edited by William John Hinke, PHD, D.D Volume 1 1727 to 1775, Published by the Society in 1934.
(LL.D stands for a doctorate level degree in law or
in some cases an honorary degree,
A summary of the interesting text with the original spelling follows:
List of Foreigners imported in the Ship Peggy, Capt James Abercrombie, from Rotterdam. Qual. 16th Octr 1754. N° 107.
Admitted by the Mayor in the Absence of the Governor.
[List 223 C] At the Court House at Philadelphia, Wednesday, the Sixteenth Day of October, 1754.
Present: The Worshipful Charles Willing, Esquire, Mayor.
The Foreigners whose Names are underwritten, imported in the Ship Peggy, Capt James Abercrombie, from Rotterdam but last from Gosport, did this Day take the usual Qualifications to the Government. 10 Roman Catholicks ..  Souls. [ .... ] Whole Freights. [From] Wirtenberg & the Palatinate
Significant foreigner on board from our standpoint:
Ludwig Fridrich Freysinger
(I assume the spelling "Fridrich" was an error made when the information was originally written down or by the person typing up the original hand written pages as the spelling “Frederick” occurs in a bunch of other American Places. However there is a good chance the original German spelling was "Friedrich" which translates to "Frederick" in English. He may have used the German spelling with a minor error on the first papers in the America but switched to the American spelling shortly after. The first name, Ludwig is apparently spelled the same way in Germany and America so this issue does not occur with the first name. It is also worth noting the spelling used in the Marriage Feast invitation is "Friedrich")
Medical report at the end of the list
Octob. 15, 1754.
According to Directions we have carefully examined
the State of Health of the Mariners and Passengers on board the Ship
Peggy, Cap' Aubercrombie, from Roterdam and found a few of them in a low
weak condition, but no Disease amongst them which we apprehend
The Governour. Th. Bond
15th October 1754. Doctors Certificate relating to the Ship Peggy
pa_g_p_640 Has the body of the interesting material.
pa_g_p_641 The last of the passengers and the doctors report