Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10378801 Details

Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1788-June-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-three Quaker petitioners commiserate "the depressed Condition of great numbers of the Human Race, who on the Principles of impartial Justice are equally entitled to the same natural Rights and Privileges with those who enjoy them” and deplore “the cruel means used to bring them into bondage, thro an inhuman Traffic to Africa carried on by Men professing Christianity." They therefore "earnestly request you will be pleased to make such provision as may be effectual for suppressing the Slave Trade or the Equipment of Ships for that purpose within this State, & also to make such supplementary additions & amendments to the late Act of Assembly to put a Stop to the importation of Slaves".
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:PAR #10378802
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10378801

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 84-88
  • Microfilm: 84-88

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/15/2007 6:56:00 PM