Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382308 Details

Salutation:To the senate and house of representatives in General assembly met
Filing Date:1823-January-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty citizens ask "for an alteration in the Law so far as respects masters & apprintises, the present Law bean hard on the master." All too often, the petitioners contend, an apprentice would remain with his master until he reached the age of seventeen or eighteen years and then would run away. If the runaway returned or was caught, the master was responsible for any illnesses "which would disable him from work so as to become a charge to the county." The citizens ask that the law be amended to strengthen the position of masters.
Result:House: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382308

People Associated with Petition 10382308

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 674-675
  • Microfilm: 674-675

Processing Information

Record Created:7/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/19/2007 8:32:00 PM