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DELAWARE. The name of one of the original states of the United States of America. For a time the counties of this state were connected with Pennsylvania, under the name of territories annexed to the latter. In 1703, a separation between them took place, and from that period clown to the Revolution, the territories were governed by a separate legislature of their own, pursuant to the liberty reserved to them by a clause of their original charter. 1 Story, Constitution, Sec. 127; 1 Votes of Assembly, 131, and part 2, p. 4, of Pennsylvania.
     2. The constitution of this state was amended and adopted December 2, 1831. The powers of the government are divided into three branches, the legislative, the executive, and the judicial.
     3.-1st. The legislative power of the state is vested in a general assembly, which consists of a senate and house of representatives.
     4.-1. The senate is composed of three senators from each county; the number may be increased by the general assembly, two-thirds of each branch concurring, but the number of senators shall never be greater than one-half, nor less than two-thirds of the number of representatives. Art. 2, s. 3. The senators are chosen for four years by the citizens residing in the several counties.
     5.-2. The house of representatives is composed of seven members from each county, but the general assembly, two-thirds of each branch concurring, may increase the number. The representatives are chosen for two years by the citizens residing in the several counties. Art. 2, s. 2.
     6.-2d. The supreme executive power of the state is vested in a governor, who is chosen by the citizens of the state. He holds his office during four years, from the third Tuesday in January next ensuing his election; and is not eligible a second time to the said office. Art. 3. Upon the happening of a vacancy, the speaker of the senate exercises the office, until a governor elected by the people shall be duly qualified. Art. 3, s. 14.
     7.-3d. The judicial power is vested in a court of errors and appeals,, a superior court, a court of chancery, an orphan's court, a court of oyer and terminer, a Court of general sessions of the peace and jail delivery, a register's court, justices of the peace, and such other courts as the general assembly, with the concurrence of two-thirds of all the members of both houses shall, from time to time, establish. Art. 6.

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Army recruited scouts from the Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Shawnee, Miami, and Lenape to help locate the Seminoles, round them up, and ship them to Oklahoma.
Communities of Lenape (or Delaware) peoples inhabited present-day Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and southern New York for millennia prior to European colonization in the seventeenth century.
These kinds of challenges confront the Lenape Technical School students who come from a 600-mile radius in rural western Pennsylvania.
By contrast, a 1609 mini-plot takes place amid inky, runny, twilit tree trunks, where people speak what Google suggests is Delaware Lenape, translated discreetly at the tail of the page ("Tschitgussil": "Be still").
Renewable energy company Blue Earth (NasdaqCM:BBLU) revealed on Thursday the completion of the sale of its wholly owned Lenape II Solar to NRG Solar DG in a membership interest purchase agreement.
stories of the Lenape healers who practiced its three dozen uses.
And I know that the borough next to the town I grew up in is called Macungie, derived from a Lenape word.
A 4th-grade teacher developed a social studies critical thinking lesson to research and discuss the societal roles of men and women within the Lenape First Nation society, focusing on issues of equity.
Louis, Nemesis was a finalist at the Lenape championship and won the prestigious Chairman Award.
It was inhabited by the Lenape Indians long before the Europeans arrived and were unfortunately unable to cohabitate without dominating, terrorizing, stealing from, relocating, murdering, and raping the Lenape and millions of other members of Indigenous Nations throughout Turtle Island, now known as North America.
Outsiders saw Ramapough origins as a mystery to be solved and offered theories between the 1870s and 1920s that the people were descendants of runaway slaves, Hessian deserters, black and white prostitutes of the British army, Tuscarora Indian migrants, Lenape (Delaware) Indian groups, or various combinations of these.
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