Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382619 Details

State:Delaware
Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Senate & House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1826-February-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Smith states that eighteen-year-old Nathan, a slave held by Mary Ann Harper of Queen Anne's County, Maryland, "absconded from her service and came into new Castle county where he at present remains." He relates that "Nathan applied to your Petitioner to purchase him understanding that his mistress would sell him to Georgia if he was apprehended and returned to her possession." The petitioner reveals that he "is anxious to prevent the said Slave from being sold to Georgia" and he has agreed with Harper "to purchase from her the said slave if he can obtain permission to hold him as a Slave in this state." He therefore prays "that an act may pass authorising him to purchase the said Nathan and hold him as a Slave in this State."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382619

People Associated with Petition 10382619

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

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 52-53
  • Microfilm: 52-53

Processing Information

Record Created:3/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/26/2007 3:35:00 PM