Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10378501 Details

Salutation:To the General Assembly of the Delaware State
Filing Date:1785-December-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:Two hundred and three Quaker petitioners espouse the evil of slaveholding and entreat the legislature "to take the afflicted Case of the oppressed Negroes in this State under your mature Consideration and grant them such Relief as Justice, Humanity, the common natural Rights of Mankind, and above all the precepts, and Injunctions of the christian Religion require desiring your Minds may be influenced by divine Wisdom for your Direction."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10378501

People Associated with Petition 10378501

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 71-74
  • Microfilm: 71-74

Processing Information

Record Created:2/14/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/15/2007 6:40:00 PM