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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<
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