Some Records of Sussex County, Delaware

Some Records of Sussex County, Delaware

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...from the Honrable Society to this Gentleman might bring him to0reason & do the Missionaries a considerable kindness. There is another affair which I conceive of some moment which might lend much to promote the designs of the Honrable Society for propagating the Gospel in America which I must beg leave to lay before you & it is briefly this: Here is a large, good Tract of Land lying between Maryland & Pennsylvania called the 3 Lower Counties on Delaware about 100 miles long & in some places 20 or 30 wide. This land as yet has no Proprietor but his Majesty tho' both Lord Baltimore and Penn's Heirs are now contending for it in England, not because either of them has a Title to it but because it is convenient for both and each has a mind to it. It is generally believed by many of the best people here who know the weakness and insufficiency of both their claims that this Land when the dispute on both sides is fully heard will remain to the King. If his Majesty when it is so determined will bestow it on the Society, a good Sum of Money might easily be raised off of it towards the Support of a Bishop or Suffragan the maintenance of missionaries or to such uses as the Society should think fit. I am told by some of the Representatives of the people here who meet in Assembly for the making of our Laws, that here are about 200,000 Acres of Land cleared & improved, some of the Settlers have Titles from James, Duke of York, some from Penn the Quaker, some from Lord Baltimore, all it is believed good for nothing in Law. It would be of little value to the Crown to keep it but of great service to the Church to bestow it on the Society. It would be a popular act & make a noise in England. And the people here would be glad more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928334
  • 9781236928337