Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware. Microform supplement
Tilton, James, 1745-1822
Timoleon, biographical history of Dionysius, 1788, pp. 358-410
jO) :J.. C', A ,general Accouint of Dionyfies, previo ,independence. .* ?is i 4ar aggrvahon to- 'tyngy F DIONYS US, tptbA 4 wn borq a Te love of couoy bad aslirtle his zptbioq. as f (cgfe of piorality. li ,draaes the proftlm of the'ti w0e-deine I ptoodht rither than a. prgtl "5. wius. u wiout abwiticsto tak- a fair lqad fOpp claWOfOrAe t ", riOlfe iA markw it WM ~e rirpt' eity in A.t1the arts of intriue. 'thei e supn'and fimall advances is 14v3- itkia at time, wi n r, readred it af les 4dapted to thrutivation-of bia native cunnu1 hasthe more c'urly proviic'of 'o yarlan. At )Ip racc co. he kulis of his poS~; Isrlaiwsehis.pncipal' theatreg ad it was not mnt be entered intD TRW5 of a[mbro, tat tiC rode he chruit of Delaware. As the law was in high ultivation in Maryland, he muft have made rome lproftment in his legal anowledge, during his prac- te there. But what was of more confequcoce, he acqured acquired an oblequious and courtly form of man. ntrs, and had anopportunhy of obErving and becom- in ,well acquaintedwi.htmcans emp!oyedfor ecc* ing the peopIe, and the greater advances madb by Lord Baltimore, in fabjugating and oppreiang that pwovince, than had Ocen attcipted by te propric- taries of Dclaware. ithbough tht Penn family had cot mae: luch advar'.tZO in lu:>jugaticn, as t.eir orighbour hari- more, Vet they were mAing thc bdt progrcfd in their pov.cr. Fur this purpofl, it wa.s nccctlry to engage mr their fa&aion, fame kading men if abili- ties. 4cither the talenu, nor congedlips of D10- NYSIUS, entitled him to their furt choice; but he was the irfi amon, his co.-emporaric*, to accept upon their uwn terms. and from that day to this, he ib truly to be confidered as a proprietary reraioir. With this connedion, it is eafy to conccivc how DIONYSIUS arrived at great power and iniduence in Delaware. Ihe proprctirier,CrthiCir Leu1Cnwt Governor, appointed zll the o'Jicers cf the goverv. ment, by the advice and rccomncadation cf D10- NYSIUS and his facion. Superior genius and t2- lents wcighed lightly in the balance, in competition with creative powers: znd h-ppy was be v.ho could gain the patronoge of this mighty man. [t is not necefTary to our purpfc to thew, by inumerable inflances that might be a iduced, how. toully the governmtc: was Inbjeaed to the propri. etary faction, by the tiate rf the revolution cfgw- cially as this lejAing trait of .haralCr wili be evinced by the whoLc hitoiry of DIONYSIUS; that he has ncver relinquiied his proj rc:ary conncttior; thait ie has onailoc.atioie during lhercvclution. betraycd the people, wher.vr thcr in' rc'a'r. ex c n -!' 6 ~~1'
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