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During the Revolution, when New Castle was besieged by William Howe, the government elected to move its functions south to Dover in May 1777, which pleased the representatives from Kent and Sussex, anyway.
Mc Kinley was captured by the British and held prisoner for several months.
Many smaller houses were torn down and replaced in this era.
In February 1777, John Mc Kinly was elected the first President of Delaware (a title later renamed "Governor").
This marked the end of the Swedish colony in Delaware as an official entity, but it remained a semi-autonomous unit within the New Netherland colony and the cultural, social, and religious influence of the Swedish settlers remained strong.
As the settlement grew, Dutch authorities laid out a grid of streets and established the town common (The "Green"), which continue to this day.
The 16-mile (26 km) portage between the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay saved a 400-mile (640 km) trip around the Delmarva Peninsula, so this brought passengers, goods, and business to New Castle's port.
Three signers of the Declaration of Independence were from New Castle—Thomas Mc Kean, George Read, and George Ross.
So, the many buildings of historic New Castle look much as they did in the colonial and Federal periods.