Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382907 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-seven memorialists, believing "that negro slavery originated in the worst species of piracy, and that no lapse of time, or succession of generations, can purge the system from the guilt of its first institution; that neither patriotism nor the higher obligations of christianity can tolerate its existence," do "seriously and earnestly solicit the Legislature to enact a law prescribing that all children who may be born of slaves within this State, at any time hereafter, shall be free, at such ages as the Legislature may judge expedient."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382907

People Associated with Petition 10382907

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 117-118
  • Microfilm: 117-118

Processing Information

Record Created:7/8/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/27/2007 3:29:00 PM