Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10381905 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Sussex
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1819-January-30

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1815, John Gibbons of Delaware married the daughter of Major Francis Turpin of Dorchester County, Maryland. Gibbons states that, "in consequence of her increasing family and Paternal Benevolence," Turpin "lately presented his Daughter ... with one of his negro women a slave and her child to serve as a cook and house servant." Gibbons "most humbly solicits the Privilege of your Honourable Body to remove" the two slaves from Maryland to the state of Delaware. He further declares "that he never has directly or indirectly, even in the remotest degree ever aided, assisted abetted or been in any manner" a party "in the Traffic of this Species, a traffic to your Petitioner odious and abominable."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10381905

People Associated with Petition 10381905

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 515-516
  • Microfilm: 515-516

Processing Information

Record Created:4/22/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/7/2007 8:15:00 AM