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Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware. Microform supplement
([1978])

Petition to move Sussex County seat of justice from Lewes, January 1787,   pp. 12-13


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2    Petition to Move Sussex County Seat of Justice from Lewes,
January 1787\/
To the Honourable the Representatives of the free men of
the Delaware State In General assembly at Dover the 8th
Day January 1787 the Petition of Divers Inhabitants of
Sussex County in the State aforesaid Humbly Sheweth--
They Conceive the holding Corts and confining Sundry
offices to be held at or near the Town of Lewis makes it
very Inconvenient tarthe Greater Part of the people in
said County Maney having the Distance of forty miles and
upwards to travel to said town whereas if the Seat of Justice
and Publick Records were at or near the Center of Said
County the people from Any Part thereof having buisness at
Said Cort or Said office might Set out from home Spend Some
time at Said Place and Return the Same Day----
Your Petitoners therefore humbly Pray your houners
to take the Laws Respecting holding Courts and offices at
or near the town of Lewis under your most Serious consideration
And repeal the Same so far as respecting the holding Courts
and offices at or near the Said Place and Pass an act for
the Removal of the Seat of Justice from the town of Lewis
as the Several offices aforesaid and Pass an act for holding


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