Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382508 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Legislature of the State of Delaware now in Session at Dover
Filing Date:1825-January-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Delaware resident Samuel Johnson states that he purchased twenty-two-year-old William from his son-in-law, a resident of Maryland. Johnson states that William is to be freed in five years and that he prefers to move William to Delaware rather than "sell said slave in Maryland for fear he might fall into hands which will deprive him of the freedom to which he will be entitled at the expiration of five years." He therefore asks that he be authorized "to bring said negro into this State and here to hold him as the slave of your petitioner ... until said negro shall arrive to the age of twenty seven years."
Result:Senate: read
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382508

People Associated with Petition 10382508

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 758-759
  • Microfilm: 758-759

Processing Information

Record Created:8/6/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/30/2007 5:54:00 PM