Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10381825 Details

State:Delaware
Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Legislature of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1818-January-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary Reading purchased three slaves at a sale in Cecil County, Maryland, in the summer of 1817. Noting that "said negroes were purchased for your Petitioner for her sole use," Reading states that the slaves "have ever since remained in the said state, and out of possession of your Petitioner, by reason of the Laws of this State operating to prevent the introduction of Slaves into the said State." She therefore prays that an act be passed "authorising and impowering her to bring the said negroes into this state and retain them as such."
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10381825

People Associated with Petition 10381825

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

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 500-501
  • Microfilm: 500-501

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/6/2007 7:24:00 PM