Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10381808 Details

Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and members of the house of Representatives of the State of Delaware now at Dover
Filing Date:1818-January-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Caleb Davis of Caroline County, Maryland, states that he bought the slave Rachel from Esther Cannon of Sussex County, Delaware. Davis explains that "at the time he Purchased the Said Negro she was Contracted to a Negro Trader to be sent to the westward, from her Husband and Child." "Pitying her above Situation" and "in need of" an "Industrious and a good hand about a House," Davis was induced to purchase Rachel. He, "knowing he could not remove her without a Law from your Honourable Body for that Purpose," now asks that a law be passed enabling "him to move her into the State of Maryland out of the State of Delaware."
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Statement of Support, ca. 1818
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 10381808

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 445-447
  • Microfilm: 445-447

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/6/2007 5:36:00 PM