Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382102 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:1821-January-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nathaniel Ross of Sussex County purchased timber land in Dorchester County, Maryland. He states that he is "unable to cultivate or get Timber or cut wood off that Land with his own Slaves in consequence of the existing Laws which would in such case entitle them to their Freedom." He therefore requests that an act be passed "allowing him to send [his] slaves to said Tract of Land for the purpose of Cutting wood Timber or to cultivate it."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #10382005
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10382102

Slaves:8
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: 554-555
  • Microfilm: 554-555

Processing Information

Record Created:4/22/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/13/2007 6:36:00 PM