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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
Delaware, The first of the thirteen original States that ratified the federal Constitution; takes its name from Lord De la Warr (Delaware), who entered the bay of that name in 1610, when he was governor of Virginia. It had been discovered by Hudson in 1609. In 1629 Samuel Godyn, a director of the Dutch West India Company, bought of the Indians a tract of land near the mouth of the Delaware; and the next year De Vries, with twenty colonists from Holland, settled near the site of Lewes. The colony was destroyed by the natives three years afterwards, and the Indians had sole possession of that district until 1638, when a colony of Swedes and Finns State seal of Delaware. landed on Cape Henlopen, and purchased the lands along the bay and river as far north as the falls at Trenton (see New Sweden). They built Fort Christiana near the site of Wilmington. Their settlements were mostly planted within the present limits of Pennsylvania. The Swedes were conquered by the Dutch of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Sweden, founding of (search)
people, provisions, ammunition, and merchandise, suitable for traffic and gifts to the Indians. The ships successfully reached their place of destination. The high expectations which our emigrants had of that new land were well met by the first views which they had of it. They made their first landing on the bay or entrance to the river Poutaxat, which they called the river of New Sweden; and the place where they landed they called Paradise Point. In the neighborhood of what is now Lewes, Del. A purchase of land was immediately made from the Indians; and it was determined that all the land on the western side of the river, from the point called Cape Inlopen or Hinlopen, up to the fall called Santickan, and all the country inland, as much as was ceded, should belong to the Swedish crown forever. Posts were driven into the ground as landmarks, which were still seen in their places sixty years afterwards. A deed was drawn up for the land thus purchased. This was written in D
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Swaanendael colony. (search)
Swaanendael colony. In anticipation of the establishment of patroonships (see patroons), a partnership was formed by directors of the Dutch West India Company for making settlements on the Delaware River. Godyn, Bloemart, Van Renssclaer, and others were the partners. They sent (Dec. 16, 1630) a ship and yacht, under the command of Pieter Heyes, with some colonists, and in the spring purchases of land were made from the Indians on both shores of Delaware Bay. Near the site of the present town of Lewes, Del., a colony was planted, and the spot was called Swaanendael. In 1632 this little colony was destroyed by the Indians. Swaanendael was sold to the West India Company in 1633.
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Longfellow (search)
to be said that there was applause as well as hisses for Sumner. Longfellow had a leonine face, but it was that of a very mild lion; one that had never learned the use of teeth and claws. Yet those who knew him felt that he could roar on occasion, if occasion required it. Once at Longfellow's own table the conversation chanced upon Goethe, and a gentleman present remarked that Goethe was in the habit of drinking three bottles of hock a day. Who said he did? inquired the poet. It is in Lewes's biography, said the gentleman. I do not believe it, replied Longfellow, unless, he added with a laugh, they were very small bottles. A few days afterwards Prof. William James remarked in regard to this incident that the story was quite incredible. In his youth Longfellow seems to have taken to guns and fishing-rods more regularly than some boys do, but pity for his small victims soon induced him to relinquish the sport. His eldest son, Charles, also took to guns very naturally, and i
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
member of the board of school trustees. In 1867 he was married to Mary Anna Smith, who died in 1882, leaving him six children. By his second marriage, in 1884, to Sallie J. Woodsides, he has five children. One of his sons, E. F. S. Rowley, Jr., was a member of Company F, First South Carolina volunteers in the war with Spain. William T. Russel, M. D., surgeon of the Confederate States army, and now retired from a long and successful practice as a physician at Spartanburg, was born at Lewes, Del., in 1827. He is the son of William Russel, a native of Delaware, and a soldier of the war of 1812. His paternal ancestors, originally English, first settled in Broad-Kiln Hundred, Sussex county, Del., prior to 1700; and his maternal ancestor, Thomas Coleman, born in the north of Ireland, of Scotch parents, married Elizabeth Roe, and settled at Cornwall, Orange county, N. Y., about 1700. Dr. Russel was educated at Newark academy and Delaware college, being graduated at the latter in 1847
Delaware heard from. --The following is from the Lewes (Del.) correspondence of the Philadelphia Inquirer, July 26th. We now have the reason why the Federal Congress made an appropriation to arm the "loyal" citizens of Delaware: The Secessionists are very violent here just now. A number of excursionists from Dover, calling themselves the "Peace Party," came ashore yesterday, headed by Mr. Ridgely, the Secretary of State. Early in the day Ridgely cheered lustily for Jeff. Davis, Beauregard & Co., entreating others of our citizens to fall in with his crew. They remained on shore all day, Ridgely, in the meantime, becoming beastly intoxicated. The citizens met and quelled the traitors for a time, but last night, after being reinforced, they again assembled on the bank of the creek, and yelled like savages for the Confederate States.