Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382712 Details

Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1827-January-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Levi Cathell states that he and his wife, Priscillia, are residents of Worcester County, Maryland, and that they inherited twelve slaves from the estate of James Cannon; the decedent was the Pricilla's father and resided in Sussex County, Delaware. Cathell "is desirous to remove from this state to his farm and Residence in the state of Maryland" all of the slaves "solely for the purpose of imploying the said Negroes in his agricultural pursuits." He therefore prays that a law be passed "authorizing him to Remove the aforesaid Negroes from this state into the state of Maryland and to Retain them as slaves." The twelve slaves are comprised of Leah, her brother Peter, and Leah's ten children.
Result:House: read, referred; Senate: read
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382712

People Associated with Petition 10382712

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 89-90
  • Microfilm: 89-90

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/27/2007 10:20:00 AM