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Delaware, One of the Middle Atlantic States, is, next to Rhode Island, the smallest State in the Union. Its southern boundary is a line drawn due west from the Atlantic on lat. 38° 28′ N., half-way to the Chesapeake Bay. Its western boundary is a line drawn north from this point, tangent to a circle having a radius of 12 miles and with New Castle as its centre. An arc of this circle forms the northern boundary of the State, and separates it from Pennsylvania in about lat. 39° 50′. Delaware River and Bay separate if from New Jersey on the east, and Maryland lies to the south and west. Area, 2,050 square miles, in three counties. Population, 1890, 168,493; 1900, 184,735. Capital, Dover. Henry Hudson discovers the Delaware River......Aug. 28, 1609 Lord de la Warr, governor of Virginia, enters the bay called by his name......1610 Samuel Godyn, a director in the Dutch West India Company, purchases 16 Dutch square miles from the natives, at the mouth of the Delaware......J<
ernor of the colony......October, 1652 Johan Claudii Rising, arriving at Fort Casimir, in the ship Eagle, direct from Sweden, with reinforcements for the colony in New Sweden, demands its surrender, takes the fort without bloodshed, and renames it Fort Trinity......May, 1654 Vice-Governor Pappegoia returning to Sweden soon, Rising assumes supreme authority as director-general of New Sweden......1654 Gov. Peter Stuyvesant of Manhattan captures forts Trinity and Christiana, sends to Europe all Swedes refusing allegiance to Holland, and brings the colony under Dutch rule......Sept. 16-25, 1655 Governor Rising and companions embark for Sweden on the De Waag, and bid farewell to Delaware......Oct. 1, 1655 Stuyvesant commissions Johan Paul Jaquet governor of the Dutch colony on the Delaware, who selects Fort Casimir as his residence......Nov. 29, 1655 Swedes arriving on the ship Mercurius, not knowing of the change in government, attempt to ascend the river and land, but
New Jersey (New Jersey, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-delaware
angent to a circle having a radius of 12 miles and with New Castle as its centre. An arc of this circle forms the northern boundary of the State, and separates it from Pennsylvania in about lat. 39° 50′. Delaware River and Bay separate if from New Jersey on the east, and Maryland lies to the south and west. Area, 2,050 square miles, in three counties. Population, 1890, 168,493; 1900, 184,735. Capital, Dover. Henry Hudson discovers the Delaware River......Aug. 28, 1609 Lord de la Warr, is McLane appointed United States Secretary of State......May 29, 1833 Explosion of 5,000 lbs. of powder at Du Pont's powder-mills, Wilmington......April 18, 1847 Title to Pea Patch Island, derived from Delaware by United States and from New Jersey by James Humphrey, many years in litigation, awarded to United States by Hon. John Sargeant, referee......Jan. 15, 1848 John Middleton Clayton, of Delaware, negotiates the Clayton-Bulwer treaty with the British government......April, 1850
hree counties. Population, 1890, 168,493; 1900, 184,735. Capital, Dover. Henry Hudson discovers the Delaware River......Aug. 28, 1609 Lord de la Warr, governor of Virginia, enters the bay called by his name......1610 Samuel Godyn, a director in the Dutch West India Company, purchases 16 Dutch square miles from the natives, at the mouth of the Delaware......July 25, 1630 David Petersen de Vries makes a small settlement at the Hoorn-kill, now Lewes, just within the entrance to Delaware Bay, and calls it Swanendael......March, 1631 De Vries having left the colony soon after, returns to find it destroyed by the Indians; all the settlers killed......Dec. 5, 1632 Owners of Swanendael transfer their interest in the property to the directors of the Dutch West India Company......Feb. 7, 1635 First permanent settlement of Europeans in Delaware by Swedes under Peter Minuit, a former director of the Dutch West India Company at Manhattan. They locate at Christiana, within th
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sapeake Bay. Its western boundary is a line drawn north from this point, tangent to a circle having a radius of 12 miles and with New Castle as its centre. An arc of this circle forms the northern boundary of the State, and separates it from Pennsylvania in about lat. 39° 50′. Delaware River and Bay separate if from New Jersey on the east, and Maryland lies to the south and west. Area, 2,050 square miles, in three counties. Population, 1890, 168,493; 1900, 184,735. Capital, Dover. Henry astle with deed from Duke of York for a circle of 12 miles around New Castle, and lands between this tract and the sea......Oct. 28, 1682 Act of union and naturalization passed at the first Assembly in Upland (now Chester, Pa.), annexing to Pennsylvania the three lower counties on the Delaware, New Castle, Kent, and Sussex......Dec. 7, 1682 Lords of trade and plantations decide in favor of Penn against Lord Baltimore's claim to Delaware......1685 Delaware, under its charter from Penn, f
Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas (Kansas, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-delaware
transfer their interest in the property to the directors of the Dutch West India Company......Feb. 7, 1635 First permanent settlement of Europeans in Delaware by Swedes under Peter Minuit, a former director of the Dutch West India Company at Manhattan. They locate at Christiana, within the present limits of Wilmington, build a fort and erect a church within its walls, and name the territory New Sweden ......March, 1638 Minuit buys from five chiefs the Minquas territory on west side of trender, takes the fort without bloodshed, and renames it Fort Trinity......May, 1654 Vice-Governor Pappegoia returning to Sweden soon, Rising assumes supreme authority as director-general of New Sweden......1654 Gov. Peter Stuyvesant of Manhattan captures forts Trinity and Christiana, sends to Europe all Swedes refusing allegiance to Holland, and brings the colony under Dutch rule......Sept. 16-25, 1655 Governor Rising and companions embark for Sweden on the De Waag, and bid farewell
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Congress at New York......Oct. 7, 1765 Caesar Rodney chosen commissioner to erect State-house and public buildings in Dover......1772 Thomas McKean, George Read, and Caesar Rodney elected delegates to the first Continental Congress......1774 une 15, 1776 Convention at New Castle frames a new constitution, assumes the name The Delaware State, and designates Dover as capital......Aug. 27, 1776 Evening after battle of Brandywine, President McKinley captured by a party of British; Gd States Secretary of the Treasury......Aug. 8, 1831 State constitution revised by a convention of thirty delegates at Dover......Nov. 8, 1831 Wilmington made a city......1832 New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad, 16 1/2 miles long, completed. (Subsequently two regiments of about 1,000 each were enlisted for the war)......April 23, 1861 A peace convention at Dover resolves against the war and for a peaceable recognition of the Confederacy......June 27, 1861 Delaware raises its quo
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old to the Swedes by the Indians, and erect Fort Casimir, now New Castle......July 19, 1651 GoverNew Castle......July 19, 1651 Governor Printz, returning home, appoints his son-in-law, Johan Pappegoia, governor of the colony......Oc, 1652 Johan Claudii Rising, arriving at Fort Casimir, in the ship Eagle, direct from Sweden, wite Dutch colony on the Delaware, who selects Fort Casimir as his residence......Nov. 29, 1655 Swedge Fox, the Friend, holds a large meeting in New Castle......1672 New Castle incorporated and a crms a legislative Assembly; first meeting at New Castle......1703 Willingtown, now Wilmington, lajudgment......June 15, 1776 Convention at New Castle frames a new constitution, assumes the nam 1831 Wilmington made a city......1832 New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad, 16 1/2 miles long, Congressman; opposition in public meeting at New Castle decide not to vote, as a protest against theted by colored people......April 14, 1870 New Castle, with a population of 2,300, incorporated as[13 more...]
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ocate at Christiana, within the present limits of Wilmington, build a fort and erect a church within its wall of the Company, with headquarters at Altena, now Wilmington,......Oct. 28, 1658 Beekman secures a deed of eting at New Castle......1703 Willingtown, now Wilmington, laid out by Thomas Willing......October, 1731 introduces printing into Delaware, publishing at Wilmington, for six months, the Wilmington Courant......1761e......Feb. 19, 1801 Du Pont powder-mills near Wilmington established by Eleuthere Irenee Du Pont de Nemourof thirty delegates at Dover......Nov. 8, 1831 Wilmington made a city......1832 New Castle and Frenchtowf 5,000 lbs. of powder at Du Pont's powder-mills, Wilmington......April 18, 1847 Title to Pea Patch Island,raft......1864 Equal rights convention held at Wilmington......Sept. 4, 1864 General tax act passed, inc..April, 1869 Woman's suffrage convention at Wilmington......November, 1869 Ratification of Fifteenth
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e Island, the smallest State in the Union. Its southern boundary is a line drawn due west from the Atlantic on lat. 38° 28′ N., half-way to the Chesapeake Bay. Its western boundary is a line drawn north from this point, tangent to a circle having a radius of 12 miles and with New Castle as its centre. An arc of this circle forms the northern boundary of the State, and separates it from Pennsylvania in about lat. 39° 50′. Delaware River and Bay separate if from New Jersey on the east, and Maryland lies to the south and west. Area, 2,050 square miles, in three counties. Population, 1890, 168,493; 1900, 184,735. Capital, Dover. Henry Hudson discovers the Delaware River......Aug. 28, 1609 Lord de la Warr, governor of Virginia, enters the bay called by his name......1610 Samuel Godyn, a director in the Dutch West India Company, purchases 16 Dutch square miles from the natives, at the mouth of the Delaware......July 25, 1630 David Petersen de Vries makes a small settlement <
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