Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382922 Details

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:Benjamin Wattson states that he is now the owner "of a Female Slave called Rachel and her Child called William in Cecil County Maryland." He further declares that he "is desirous to remove the said Rachel and her Child into this state for the purpose of keeping them as Domestics in his own Family." Wattson therefore prays that a law be passed "granting him the priviledge of removing the said Rachel and her child William into this State." He notes that twenty-two-year-old Rachel is "to serve until she is thirty years of age" and that two-month-old William is "to serve untill he is Twenty eight.
Result:read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382922

People Associated with Petition 10382922

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 154-155
  • Microfilm: 154-155

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/27/2007 4:53:00 PM