Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382924 Details

State:Delaware
Filing Date:circa 1829

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred and thirty citizens, "thoroughly convinced of the impolicy as well as injustice of Negro slavery," note that "our neighbouring sister States, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York" have "passed laws for the gradual extinction of slavery." Of the opinion that such legislation was "wise," the petitioners "earnestly recommend, that a law be passed, fixing a period after which all children born of slaves, shall be free at age 21, 28, or whatever age you, in your wisdom, may deem best."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #10382902, #10382903
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10382924

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
  • Page: 109-111
  • Microfilm: 109-111

Processing Information

Record Created:12/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/28/2007 8:09:00 AM