Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382203 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:1822-January-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joseph King of Kent County, Delaware, acquired several slaves in Maryland through his marriage to Ann Maria Walston of Somerset County. He informs the legislature that one of the said slaves is "a negro woman named Leah a house servant of his wife, and the services of whome the familly of your petitioner stand in great need at this time." Having lost the services of said Leah "ever since his marriage, which has been about one year" due to "his not being allowed to bring her into this State," King declares that "the said negro Leah is desireous to come into the familly of your petitioner, and not to be sold to another master." He therefore prays that a law may be passed "authorising and impowering your petitioner to bring the said negro Leah from the state of Maryland into this State and Hold her as a slave."
Result:House: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382203

People Associated with Petition 10382203

Slaves:1
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: 576-578
  • Microfilm: 576-578

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/13/2007 9:05:00 PM