Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382423 Details

Salutation:To the Legislature of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1824-January

General Petition Information

Abstract:Eight petitioners "conceive it to be our duty to call the attention of our Representatives once more to the situation of the People of Colour among us." They argue that the "recent calamities in the West-Indies" and "the alarms which have disquieted the minds of our brethren in the Southern States and rendered property less secure, are motives we believe sufficiently strong to induce such steps as may lead to a gradual Abolition of Slavery." They further "desire that a review of those Laws may take place, as from recent and melancholy experience we are constrained to declare, that they have not been found sufficient to prevent unprincipled men from the practice of a traffic disgraceful to a land where liberty which should be a common blessing is denied to only one class of unhappy and degraded men."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #10382406, #10382420, #10382422
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10382423

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 735-737
  • Microfilm: 735-737

Processing Information

Record Created:4/23/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/7/2007 9:42:00 AM