Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10381803 Details

State:Delaware
Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and the house of Representatives of the State of Delaware, now in Session
Filing Date:1818-January-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1816, the Delaware legislature granted Dr. Thomas Handy permission to transport the slave Violet, owned Hugh Henry, from Maryland into Delaware. Handy had hired his slave Chloe to Henry, a Maryland resident, in return for the use of Violet. Before Handy moved to Delaware with Violet, Henry died, nullifying the arrangement. Handy now seeks exemption from a Delaware law designed to prevent the importation and exportation of slaves and asks permission to bring Chloe and her children into Delaware instead of Violet.
Result:read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #10381611; Certificate of Removal, 16 April 1816, the slave Peter by Dr. John W. Handy
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 10381803

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

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 431-435
  • Microfilm: 431-435

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/6/2007 4:40:00 PM