Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10381824 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 fellony of pilfering & Stealing committed by the people of Colour both bound & free," one hundred and five 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 posible."
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:PARs #10381801, #10381822, #10381823
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10381824

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 493-499
  • Microfilm: 493-499

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/6/2007 7:14:00 PM