Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382501 Details

State:Delaware
Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State
Filing Date:1825-January

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty members of the "African Benevolent Association" seek an act of incorporation for their organization. Formed in 1820 "from the best of motives," the petitioners, "sensible of the ignorance, and consequent moral degradation of their Brethren the people of Colour," assert that the group associated themselves "to promote good order" and to "cultivate virtuous principles" among their "brethren the people of Colour," as well as to provide "relief in sickness, want and distress."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #10382504; Constitution and By-Laws of the African Benevolent Association of Wilmington, Del. (Wilmington: J. Wilson Printer, ca. 1820)
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 10382501

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:30
Defendants:0
Petitioners:30
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Page: 747-748, 740-746
  • Microfilm: 747-748, 740-746

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/25/2007 4:15:00 PM