Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382903 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Delaware
Filing Date:circa 1829

General Petition Information

Abstract:Eighteen citizens, "thoroughly convinced of the impolicy as well as injustice of Negro slavery," note that "our neighbouring sister States, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York" have "passed laws for the gradual extinction of slavery." Of the opinion that such legislation was "wise," the petitioners "earnestly recommend, that a law be passed, fixing a period after which all children born of slaves, shall be free at age 21, 28, or whatever age you, in your wisdom, may deem best."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382903

People Associated with Petition 10382903

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 98-99
  • Microfilm: 98-99

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/28/2007 8:04:00 AM