Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382610 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of Delaware now in Session at Dover
Filing Date:1826-February-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:Curtis Beswick represents that "he is the owner of a female slave named Gastura" and that he acquired said slave "by virtue of his intermarriage with Sarah S Purnell," a resident of Maryland before her marriage. He further states that his wife "is much attached [to Gastura] and is desirous of removing her from the said state of Maryland into the State of Delaware." Beswick therefore prays that a law be passed "authorizing him to remove said slave from the state of Maryland into this State and here to hold her as a slave."
Result:House: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382610

People Associated with Petition 10382610

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 34-35
  • Microfilm: 34-35

Processing Information

Record Created:7/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/16/2007 5:54:00 PM