Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382101 Details

State:Delaware
Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1821-January-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Brindley of New Castle County, Delaware, purchased several slaves from the estate of Samuel C. Hall of Cecil County, Maryland. Brindley represents that he "was induced to purchase the said negroes, from their earnest wish and desire to have him for their master." As he is prevented by law from bringing said slaves into Delaware, the petitioner reveals he has maintained them in Maryland; Brindley has preferred to incur such expenses "rather than violate his feeling and principles, by selling the said slaves to those who have made it their trade and occupation to buy and sell persons of colour." He therefore prays that an act be passed in his favor allowing him to bring Jim, Hannah, and Hannah’s children, Betty, Sam, Ann, and an unnamed infant, from Maryland into Delaware.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382101

People Associated with Petition 10382101

Slaves:5
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 550-553
  • Microfilm: 550-553

Processing Information

Record Created:4/23/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/13/2007 6:26:00 PM