Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware. Microform supplement
Tilton, James, 1745-1822
Timoleon, biographical history of Dionysius, 1788, pp. 358-410
1fm ( 30 ) a'ad recorded on the black lift ofSuffex, on the mi- nutes of the alembly in 1776; and it 1777, he was fclefted to adminifter righteus judgment to the whigs of that county. Another jufiicc appointed tn this court, w2s a mUitiZ colonel, who had dravwn all of his barallion dat he could, into the infurrec- *on. The oth;r two jufices, if nlot equally dif- graced, wcre as profeffedly oppofed to indepen- denc. They coafidered their appoiAtment, as icrely to 611 a gap for a leafon; and had no idea that the new government could lcng i2nd. The jMfticei of the peace, at, I other of.icers of government, were appointed upon ke principles. Officers under the old government, any ways didli- g-ited for revolution principles, were kft out of all appoirtmcns.utder the new conilitutico: or if 'Scry refpckable in the eyes of the people, peThaps, appointed to fcne inferior otqce. Thus CafLar Rod- ny was packed into the tupreme court, between, two torics; .ad N. V. Uyke was appcinted judge of the admiralty. Thefe gentlemen, rccoll~eting that there are tices when a privat- flation is the poft of Lonuor, rcufed to (erve. T. Rodacy, tough a magiftrate Undcr the torner gkncramneu, was now left out of commiffion. He was iAptai of the light-infamry of Dover, an I thercfore - cry cboious to the repre- kma~ativcs of his countr. There fas are 10 .:Aoniding, as hardly to gain credit out of the ffite. Neverrtheles, upoa the truth of thefe fads, thill reO the creit of this who!c Hfilorr. It is alff trwe, that the Luncert b-tween DIONY'STUS and the tories ..: it.1s time, and cvar after, renders it indifputab:: among the w-higi of Delawar, that he was t: amer 4cd ccn'river of h[c I I ( 31 ) thefe rafnures: and hence we feafonabily cor,- clude, that fromi this tirr.e forward, his objcCts wcrc to mluintain a fair face to die continent, and the county of Ncw-Cafc, wnd to employ the tories of Kent :.nd Sufc.r, as the chief inftruments of Lis power and in.luence. It is a maxim known andeftablited in all deliberative affemblies, never to 3ppoint or employ men, to cze- cute what they do nut approve. But to diabill our independence, the Drongilan policy wa5 'o prc- fer rern polffed of the t:mfl t'i:,er prejudices agaiift it. Is it not :1.cn. rct re.donable concluic, that it was hib inw'.tienr. tS put the government ar.o 1uch handi, aw t, tu'render it convenirntly, v.ith laims for his meritorious iervices, whneever : fuitble r. portunity thould offer ? Notwrithflanding the repeated deu.leation of D10- NYSILTS, thor there uere no ics i S.J-X. Tom Robinfon and lisz Maniove, who had xh been hisr fait friends in th legilPatue, wure iAow deicrCJ in a traitcrous ccrrelcj dr'icc with the enemy. The latter had embezzled a large tun of paper r:ioney. et trufted with him icr the purpofcof grnir. And a letter from the former, giring a :-LA exulting de- Icripticn of the tuccefi of the Kinr;'s friends, .t the Laccledion in StiTC., wa intCrcepeon its way to New.YorL A iceret umcferper was difparcded, to feize and brig; them df--rc the1-il.Ilture; Lut they hadfriends who garc !hthrn moe ectret netce, and ther vccar4 t. t. e c-::ny. A number of from the iamc county, _ken, in ar. it!kit r 'r with the encm, and czafinrd i- the ;al CA P2i:A- IdlhA. pettionrd to bc rckc ifl , and 'v t Ue inteT- potstioon of or leg.iature, lrrc dfcharged, bit ne- ver punzbed. "YL.
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