Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10381906 Details

Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1819-January-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:Maryland resident Robert Wright owns considerable land in Delaware, "finely timbered, little of which is cleared." He further represents that "he is possessed of a considerable number of Slaves that he could advantageous Spare to clear and cultivate Said Lands in Delaware which he is principled against Selling to foreigners, however in demand, and at great prices." Arguing that by the Constitution of the United States "The Citizens of each State Shall be entitled to all priviledges and Immunities of Citizens in the Several States," Wright "humbly entreats the Legislature to pass a Law to authorise him to introduce his Slaves in the Said State to clear and cultivate his Lands as fully as if he were a Citizen of said State."
Result:House: read, referred; denied
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10381906

People Associated with Petition 10381906

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 517-520
  • Microfilm: 517-520

Processing Information

Record Created:3/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/7/2007 8:28:00 AM