Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382412 Details

State:Delaware
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1824-January

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Price bought three slaves at his mother-in-law's estate sale in Maryland. He seeks exemption from the Delaware law designed to prevent the importation and exportation of slaves and asks permission to bring the slaves from Maryland into Delaware. Price states that the slaves belonged to his wife's family for many years and, if he had "consulted his own interest, he would never have purchased negros of their age and in the state of Maryland too where it is well Known the price of slav[e]s is much greater than it is in Delaware." He further notes that his purchase was prompted by a desire "to prevent them being Transported to a southern Market."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382412

People Associated with Petition 10382412

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 711-712
  • Microfilm: 711-712

Processing Information

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