Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382209 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1822-January-19

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 induced to take" said slave "in the payment of a debt (not otherwise to be obtained)." 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 into this State & hold him as a Servant untill he arive at the age of Thirty years."
Result:House: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #10382104
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10382209

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 595-596
  • Microfilm: 595-596

Processing Information

Record Created:3/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/14/2007 2:08:00 PM