Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382404 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1824-January-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Curtis Jacobs gave the slave Vicy to his daughter as a gift when she married "Doctr. Phelps of Dorcester County in the state of Maryland." Reporting that his daughter has died and "the Doctr. having declined Housekeeping," Jacobs "is desirous of bringing said negro back to his employ in this state, and remain a slave untill the Period of her manumission, being willing to purchase her unexpired time solely for the purpose of retaining her in his Family." Jacobs claims that he "has been in the Habit of emancipating his slaves at certain ages" and that Vicy is "to be free at the age of 34."
Result:House: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382404

People Associated with Petition 10382404

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 686-687
  • Microfilm: 686-687

Processing Information

Record Created:4/23/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/20/2007 8:40:00 AM