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Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware. Microform supplement

Harrison, William
Deposition of William Harrison, 3 November 1787,   pp. 170-171

Page 170

22Deposition of William Harrison, 3 November 1787
William Harrison of the town of Lewes, being summoned
to appear before the honorable the House of Assembly of the
Delaware State, and it not being in his power to attend, and
in order to give what satisfaction he could concerning the
late election at Lewes aforesaid, appeared before me the
subscriber, one of the justices of the Court of Common Pleas
for the county aforesaid, and declared upon oath his knowledge
of the proceedings of the said election in the following words.
That on Sunday the twenty-third of September last, being
at the house of Andrew Wiley in the town aforesaid, about three
o'clock in the afternoon of said day, a certain James Wiley,
brother to said Andrew Wiley, entered the room where this
deponent was sitting and asked him, this deponent, what news
he hears concerning the election. This deponent made answer
he heard there was a Union Ticket to be formed that week.
To which the said James Wiley replied that the Broad Kiln
people would not take it so, for that Cord Hazzard's and John
Sheldon Dorman's companies were to come into the town under arms,
on the Friday following, and leave their arms in the town
until the day of election; and that some of said companies had
purchased a quantity of powder of him for the purposes of
parading and exercising.

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