Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382005 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:1820-January-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nathaniel Ross owns land in both Maryland and Delaware. His Maryland land is two miles from the state line with Delaware along the Nauticoke River. The timber in this area is ready to be harvested and carried to the ports of Baltimore, Washington, and Alexandria, he states. He therefore prays "the enactment of such Law as in your Judgment may be proper, to enable him to work his own Slaves, from this State, on the aforesaid Land and afterwards bring them back and retain them in as slaves."
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382005

People Associated with Petition 10382005

Slaves:0
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: 537-538
  • Microfilm: 537-538

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/11/2007 7:44:00 PM