National Geographic : 1935 Sep
FIRST IN STATEHOOD, DELAWARE RETAINS ITS GRACIOUSNESS ON TIE ROOF OF BELMONT HALL ONE OF WASHINGTON'S SENTRIES WAS SHOT Mortally wounded by a British sharpshooter, he crawled to a bedroom to give the alarm. The east and west wings of the gracious mansion near Smyrna were built in 1685 and the front was added by Thomas Collins, President of " The Delaware State" when the U. S . Constitution was ratified. y .oraumnun u<ueap~ty uvc.lcty rinlay rnotograpns Dy -. Antnony atewart DELAWAREANS HAVE WORSHIPED AT OLD SWEDES SINCE 1698 Holy Trinity, in Wilmington, is one of the oldest churches in constant use in America. It was built by a congregation of Swedish Lutherans from Fort Christina, near by. An old record tells of the indignation of its first pastor toward a ship captain who " borrowed" the bell for his craft.