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Tribute to President George Washington

In 1796, the members of the General Assembly sent an address to President George Washington, on behalf of the citizens of Delaware, as a tribute of gratitude and homage for his service to the United States. This resolution is available digitally thanks to a grant funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

American Archives Month: Updating Our Past

Our first bid to save public records was long said to have been in 1818, but a project to digitize old legislative records just found this earlier proposal, introduced in January 1787, to create a state archive.

Delaware’s Struggle for Women’s Right to Vote

In March 1920, Governor John G. Townsend called a special session of the Delaware General Assembly to vote on the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Suffrage and anti-suffrage groups descended on Dover that spring to try to sway the vote in their favor. On May 5, 1920, the Delaware Senate ratified the amendment. The House […]

History Matters: Digitizing Delaware’s Early Legislative Papers

The General Assembly, Legislative Papers Collection consists of manuscript records reflecting the functions and activities of the General Assembly between 1724 and 1913. A portion of this collection (bulk dates 1731-1853) has been digitized as a result of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, which promotes access to America’s historical records […]

Broadkiln Hundred

SC-29: Originally known as Broadkill Hundred, after creek of that name, kill being Dutch word for creek. Name changed by General Assembly 1833 when Georgetown Hundred was set off. In 1835 Act was repealed, and Broadkiln Hundred embraced same territory as before 1833. Georgetown Hundred again set off in 1861. Installed in 1932. Sponsors: Historical […]

Gumboro Hundred

SC-57: Created 1873 by Act of General Assembly from the southern parts of Broad Creek and Dagsboro Hundreds. Installed in 1932. Reinstalled in 1968. Sponsors: Historic Markers Commission, 1932 Public Archives Commission, 1968 Marker Photo Gallery: Resources Related to Millsboro, DE: Location: 34216 Millsboro Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966 Links to more resources:

Nathaniel Mitchell (1752-1813)

This Federalist served as the governor of Delaware between 1805-1808. He was born in Laurel in 1752, attended Old Christ Church, and is buried in this churchyard. Mitchell was commissioned as adjutant of militia 1775, promoted captain in 1776, and appointed brigade major in 1779. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress between 1786-1788 […]

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