The Philadelawareans, and Other Essays Relating to Delaware

The Philadelawareans, and Other Essays Relating to Delaware

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This volume presents a varied sampling of the author's writings from the past sixty years, along with some previously unpublished materials. It begins with a long prologue that the author calls a literary autobiography, and this story is continued and amplified in introductory notes that accompany each of the following items. the relationship between Delaware and the city of Philadelphia. This theme reappears in many guises in the background of other items as, for example, in a summary of New Castle's history, in an investigation of an experiment in nonresident representation in Congress, and in explanation of the unique importance of an early Wilmington collector of customs. In the last essay, previously unpublished, the relationship is personalized in a reminiscence contributing to the autobiographical theme with which the book began. at the University of Delaware.aquot;Let us go aamp; buy a School Master, aquot; the planters were reported to have said when they saw an immigrant ship coming up the ... The most important preparatory school was the Newark Academy, which, in 1768, had sixty boys under the care of aanbsp;...

Title:The Philadelawareans, and Other Essays Relating to Delaware
Author: John A. Munroe
Publisher:University of Delaware Press - 2004

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