Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10381823 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1818-January-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:Noting the "many acts of felony of pilfering & stealing Commited by the people of Colour both Bound & free," forty-one residents of Dagsborough and Baltimore Hundred's, Sussex County, request the establishment of a patrol. Lamenting that "the Inhabitants are much Distressed in their property Such as Poltry of Every Kind Sheep, Smoke houses & Corn Stacks," the petitioners pray "your Honourable Body to take the premises into your Serious Considerations and Enact a Paterole Law to the extent that such vile practices may be done away if Possible."
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:PARs #10381801, #10381822, #10381824
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10381823

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 488-492
  • Microfilm: 488-492

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/6/2007 7:11:00 PM