Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10381904 Details

State:Delaware
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Reprsentatives of State of Delaware in general Assembly met
Filing Date:1819-January-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jesse Wright of Dorchester County, Maryland, married the daughter of the late Thomas W. Dawson of Sussex County, Delaware. He notes that "at a late Division of the negroes of the said Deceased a boy named Washington in the eighteenth year of his age, a slave for life," fell "to the lot of the wife of your Petitioner." Wright therefore "humbly craves of your honourable Body the liberty of transporting and removing the said negro Boy from this state to the state of Maryland and there retain him as a slave." The petitioner assures "the honourable Body" that "neither he nor any member of his Family were ever concerned, even in the most remote degree, in the Traffic of their Species."
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Joseph Vickars, et al., to Natham Vickars, 19 January 1819
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 10381904

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

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 511-514
  • Microfilm: 511-514

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/7/2007 7:58:00 AM