Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10381610 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Sussex
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1816-January-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:The Orphans Court of Sussex County appointed Sally Adams guardian for Andrew Adams, "minor son of John Adams." Andrew inherited property in Somerset County, Maryland, including the slave Henny and three children. The slaves are currently "under the care of" Andrew Adams Sr., of Somerset County, and are “of no benefit or use whatever to the ward of your petitioner." Adams therefore "prays you Honors to pass a law authorising and impowering your petitioner to bring the aforesaid Negroes from the State of Maryland ... into this State and to hold and retain them as the slaves of the ward of your petitioner."
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10381610

People Associated with Petition 10381610

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 376-377
  • Microfilm: 376-377

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/31/2007 5:23:00 PM