Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10381806 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1818-January-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:The Sussex County sheriff seeks reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses of $124 incurred from the apprehension of Eli Harris and Alexander Clarkson, two free men of color, who had been jailed "on the charge of Felony" and who later "made their escape." Sheriff Robinson reports that the two men "were again imprisoned in the said Jail" and were "Indicted tried and convicted" whereby they "were each adjudged by the Court to pay the restitution money and Costs of prosecution." The petitioner further states that, pursuant to an act of the General Assembly, Harris and Clarkson "should be disposed of by the sheriff of the County as Servants for a certain term of years." Robinson relates that Eli Harris sold for $301 and Alexander Clarkson sold for $315.50 at “public sale.”
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10381806

People Associated with Petition 10381806

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 440-442
  • Microfilm: 440-442

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/6/2007 5:08:00 PM