Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382905 Details

State:Delaware
Salutation:To the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1829-January-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:Constable William Warnock and John Engles seek the reward posted by the Governor of Delaware "for the apprehension of a certain Samuel Ogg a black man who has escaped from jail in Dover ... where he was confined for robbery and an attempt to murder." The petitioners avow that they "were the only persons concerned in the actual apprehension taking and securing of the Said negro who was a powerful man and had a loaded pistol in his hat at the time of said taking." They therefore pray "that an appropriation of the amount stipulated [$200] to be paid for the apprehension of said fugitive may now be made in favour of your Petitioners the only persons justly and legally entitled to the Same."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Sworn Statement of John Maxwell, 10 December 1828; Sworn Statement of David Fisher, 10 December 1828; Copy of Warrant, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Samuel Ogg, "a Negro man", 10 May 1828
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 10382905

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 102-108
  • Microfilm: 102-108

Processing Information

Record Created:7/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/27/2007 11:28:00 AM