Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382904 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable the Senate and house of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1829-February-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elias Naudain seeks permission to sell the time remaining in his apprenticeship of James Rodney, a free person of color. Naudain, a blacksmith, recounts that Rodney "was bound to him" in 1826 and that Rodney shortly thereafter "ran away from me and left my employment on or about the night of the nineteenth or twentieth of February last." He further states that "on the night of the nineteenth my blacksmith shop was burned down" and that Rodney went to Philadelphia where he remained until 23 August, "when he returned to my neighbourhood and remained concealed until the night of the first of September on which night my stable was burnt down and six head of Horses burned in it." Naudain reports that his slave James Lee, along with Rodney, was jailed for the arsons and that each accused the other of putting "fire to the building." Revealing that he has been granted "a permit to sell the said James Lee out of state," the petitioner prays that he may be also allowed to sell "the balance of the time" Rodney may have to serve him."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382904

People Associated with Petition 10382904

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 100-101
  • Microfilm: 100-101

Processing Information

Record Created:7/8/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/27/2007 11:14:00 AM