Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382403 Details

Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of Delaware now in session
Filing Date:1824-January-31

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ninety-two white men "most ardently desire" that a bill "now pending before the General Assembly‚ÄĚ that would make ‚Äútransportation, and consequently perpetual slavery, the punishment for all Larcenys, of which the black or colored part of our population, are convicted the second time." They represent that "as the law now stands, the courts have full power to apply this most barbarous of all punishments to aggravated cases of felony committed by any of this people," which would introduce "into our State, under the authority of our Laws, a traffick in men" and would create "so much uneasiness to the christian part of the community." Asking that the legislature "hear from their constituents, before they give their consent to the reenactment of a law which the people but a short period since repealed," the petitioners "respectfully demonstrate against the passage of said bill into a law."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382403

People Associated with Petition 10382403

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 682-685
  • Microfilm: 682-685

Processing Information

Record Created:3/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/20/2007 8:17:00 AM