National Affairs: Tiny Victory

Wilmington, Del. is famed as the seat of the du Pont plants and patriarchy. New Castle, six miles south, an ancient and lovely architectural museum whose inhabitants still benefit from the 1,068 acres William Penn deeded them in 1701, occasionally makes a little news paragraph when the warden of the county jail legally uses his cat-o'-nine-tails on a darky chicken thief. Thirty-eight miles still farther south in Delaware is an important little town almost never heard of: Dover, founded in 1717 by William Penn on the St. Jones River.

Dover (pop. 4,800) is the...

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