GLC03173: Gazette of the United States. [No. LVII (October 28, 1789)]: Page #12
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The next little State which the English attempted was Delaware. This State consists of three counties only, situated upon the river Delaware, below Philadelphia, and is most exposed to the English men of war of any of the States, because they are open to invasion not only upon the ocean, but all along the river Delaware. It contains not more than thirty thousand souls. When the English got possession of Philadelphia, and had the command of the whole navigation of the Delaware, these people were more in the power of the English than any part of America ever was, and the English generals, admirals, commanders, and all the tories, used all their arts to seduce this little State; but they could not succeed; they never could get the appearance of a government erected under the King's authority.—The people continued their delegation in Congress, and continued to elect their Governors, Senate, and Assemblies, under their new constitution, and to furnish their quota to the continental army, and their proportion to the militia, until the English were obliged to evacuate Philadelphia.—There are besides, in this little State, from various causes, more tories, in proportion, than in any other. And as this State stood immoveable, I think we have no reason to fear a voluntary submission of any other.