By John A. Munroe
This quantity provides a diversified sampling of the author's writings from the earlier sixty years, in addition to a few formerly unpublished fabrics. It starts off with an extended prologue that the writer calls a literary autobiography, and this tale is sustained and amplified in introductory notes that accompany all of the following goods. the 1st essay offers a name for the booklet and in addition a subordinate subject matter, the connection among Delaware and town of Philadelphia. This topic reappears in lots of guises within the historical past of alternative goods as, for instance, in a precis of recent Castle's background, in an research of an test in nonresident illustration in Congress, and in rationalization of the original significance of an early Wilmington collector of customs. within the final essay, formerly unpublished, the connection is customized in a memory contributing to the autobiographical topic with which the booklet started. Illustrated
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Born in Wales in 1722, he became a minister at the age of sixteen. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia from 1761 to 1772, when he resigned and moved to the Welsh Tract, near Newark, Delaware, where he had bought a farm on which he lived until his death in 1795. 68 .......................... 10578$ $CH1 05-25-04 13:43:52 PS 42 THE PHILADELAWAREANS The medical and legal professions, even more than the ministerial, bound Delaware to Philadelphia. Late eighteenth-century Philadelphia was particularly renowned for the quality of its physicians and as the American center of scientific knowledge, so it is not surprising that most of Delaware’s leading physicians studied there.
Bayard was also born in Philadelphia and educated at Princeton. After studying in the law offices of Reed and Ingersoll in Philadelphia, he too came to Delaware and soon began a distinguished political career. The formula was reversed by Benjamin Chew, who was born in .......................... 10578$ $CH1 05-25-04 13:43:53 PS 44 THE PHILADELAWAREANS Maryland but moved at an early age to Delaware with his father, the elder Chew becoming an important official in the colonial courts of the Lower Counties.
39. Wilmington, Delaware and Eastern Shore Advertiser, June 14, 1794. 40. Beard, American Spirit, 126–37. Coram’s book was entitled Political Inquiries to Which Is Added a Plan for the General Establishment of Schools throughout the United States (Wilmington, 1791). 41. Wilmington, Delaware and Eastern Shore Advertiser, July 2, 1794. 42. Hezekiah Niles, another ardent young Delaware Jeffersonian, was in Philadelphia in the mid-1790s. Stone, Niles, 36–37, 39. 43. J. F. Jameson, The American Revolution Considered as a Social Movement (Princeton, 1940), 24.