Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382921 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1829-January-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Stevens Woolford states that in 1816 he married Cassey Waples, a Virginia woman who had inherited four slaves from her grandmother, Cassey Custus. He recounts that he and his wife have spent the last eleven years moving between the states of Maryland and Virginia and that, at present, Milley and her two sons are in Virginia and Charles is in Maryland. Woolford, a resident of Delaware for the past two years, "is now desirous of uniting with his Family here, the said negroes." He therefore prays that a law be passed "authorising him to remove into this State, from the said States of Maryland and Virginia, the said negroes."
Result:read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382921

People Associated with Petition 10382921

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 152-153
  • Microfilm: 152-153

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/27/2007 4:44:00 PM