Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382612 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Legislature of the State of Delaware now Setting at Dover
Filing Date:1826-January-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joel Clements owns the slave Jefferson, who resides in Maryland. He seeks exemption from the Delaware law designed to prevent the importation and exportation of slaves and asks permission to bring Jefferson into Delaware. Clements promises to free Jefferson on 1 January 1833, "when your petitioner agrees that the said slave shall be free and entitled to all the privileges and immunities of free negroes and mulattoes of the State of Delaware, the said negro Jefferson being at present a slave for life."
Result:House: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382612

People Associated with Petition 10382612

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 46-47
  • Microfilm: 46-47

Processing Information

Record Created:3/2/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/16/2007 6:13:00 PM