Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382402 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1824-January-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-six white men petition the legislature for an act of incorporation in order to maintain a school for the children of people of color. They represent that they "have for a number of years been associated for the purpose of affording literary instruction to the children of the African race, and by the benevolence of individuals have been enabled to purchase a small Lot of Land and Building in the Borough of Wilmington for the accommodation of a school." Desiring to "become a body politic in Law capable of holding real Estate," they ask that the "Legislature may grant them an act of Incorporation with such powers as in its wisdom may be deemed proper for the purposes aforesaid."
Result:House: read, referred; Senate: read
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382402

People Associated with Petition 10382402

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 679-681
  • Microfilm: 679-681

Processing Information

Record Created:3/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/19/2007 8:48:00 PM