Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382002 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1820-January-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Forty-six-year-old Andrew Noel recounts that William Hammon brought him to the United States in 1793 from "the Island of St. Domingo" as a slave. He further states that Hammon "manumitted and set at liberty your petitioner" in 1799. Noel, now married with children, represents that he purchased a house and lot in Wilmington for which he "has paid the consideration money." Acknowledging that he "has never been naturalized under the laws of the United States," Noel realizes that "the said property in the event of his death, will not descend to his children, but go to the use of the State of Delaware." The petitioner therefore prays that a law be passed "confirming the title to the said House and lot in him, and authorizing him to sell or devise the same as effectually as he could do, if he were a citizen of the United States, and had been so at the time of the purchase aforesaid."
Result:House: read, referred; Senate: read
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382002

People Associated with Petition 10382002

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 521-523
  • Microfilm: 521-523

Processing Information

Record Created:6/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/7/2007 10:06:00 AM