Delaware’s Destiny Determined By Lewes

William Penn, proprietor of Pennsylvania  and Lord Baltimore, proprietor of Maryland battled in English courts over land rights in colonial America. The 1631 Dutch village of Swanendael, which later became Lewes, Delaware,  became the determining factor is Penn’s court victory. Today we spotlight a 2013 publication by Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland which explains just how important the seaside town of Lewes is to the very existence of the State of Delaware.

Each month on this post we highlight books, pamphlets, general periodicals and yearbooks from the Delaware Historical Society’s collection of printed materials.

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