Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10383001 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:1830-January-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Organizing themselves as the "Sons of Benevolence in the town of Newcastle," seven free men of color seek an act of incorporation. They state "they have entered into an association for the purpose of suppressing vice and immorality among their coloured brethern and of inculcating the practice of those virtues, which can alone ameliorate their present condition." They further represent that the group seeks "to create a fund for burying the dead and taking care of the indigent and sick among our coloured brethern." They therefore pray "that an act may be passed ... agreeably to the above petition."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:An act to Incorporate of the Sons of Benevolence in the town of Newcastle, ca. 1830
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 10383001

Free Persons of Color:7
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 158-160
  • Microfilm: 158-160

Processing Information

Record Created:3/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/28/2007 9:54:00 PM