Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382007 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Sussex
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1820-January-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Delaware resident Robert Boyce owns land in Sussex County, Delaware, and mills and land in Caroline County, Maryland. He explains that "it would be greatly to the interest of your Petitioner if he could have the privilege granted him of employing his slaves at his said Mills and lands in the State of Maryland and also upon his farm and lands in said County of Sussex, as your Petitioner might find it most advantageous from time to time so to do." Boyce therefore asks that he be allowed to work his slaves in both states.
Result:Senate: read
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382007

People Associated with Petition 10382007

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: 541-543
  • Microfilm: 541-543

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/12/2007 6:24:00 AM