Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382704 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Senate & House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1827-January-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ann Bail of Wilmington, Delaware, states that she "is the owner of a Female Negro Girl named Rachel a Slave aged four years," who is currently in the state of Maryland. Bail "is desirous of bringing the said slave from the State of Maryland where she was born, into the state of Delaware for the purpose of raising her, and having the benefit of her services, untill she attains the age of Twenty Eight Years at which time it is the intention of Your Petitioner to provide that she shall be free." The petitioner therefore prays that she be authorized to bring Rachel into the state of Delaware and "to retain her as a slave untill she attains the age of Twenty Eight Years."
Result:House: read, referred; Senate, read 3rd; bill
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of an Act to Authorize Ann Bail to Bring Rachel into Delaware, ca. 1827
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 10382704

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 67-69, 82-84
  • Microfilm: 67-69, 82-84

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/26/2007 3:59:00 PM