Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382104 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate & House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1821-January-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Thompson reveals that he owns a fourteen-year-old slave named Cyrus, "who is now in the State of Maryland." He further reports that "he was compeled to take" said slave "in the payment of a debt he could not otherwise obtain." Being "desirous to bring said Boy into this state as a House servant," Thompson "craves of your Honourable Body to pass a Law, authorising him to bring the aforesaid Negro Cyrus into this State and hold him as a Slave."
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #10382209
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10382104

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 558-559
  • Microfilm: 558-559

Processing Information

Record Created:7/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/13/2007 6:52:00 PM