Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382511 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1825-January-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1823 the Court of Quarter Sessions in Kent County sentenced free man of color Thomas Sykes, who "was convicted of a Felony," to three years of servitude. He was sold to Charles Kimmey of Dover, who then sold him to William Dulaney of Kent County. In 1824 Thomas Sykes was convicted of another felony and sentenced to be sold at auction for seven years of servitude. Dulaney seeks compensation for being "deprived of his property in said negro." He therefore prays that a law be passed “authorizing and requiring the State Treasurer to pay over to your petitioner the said sum of Forty two dollars and one cent … being the nett balance of the sale of the said Thomas Sykes after paying the costs of prosecution and restitution.”
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Testimonial of Thomas C. Green, John Brown, et al., ca. 1825
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 10382511

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 765-768
  • Microfilm: 765-768

Processing Information

Record Created:6/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/3/2007 5:43:00 PM