Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10383210 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Sussex
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1832-January-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-one citizens, "mutch Disturbed by Rumors of intended insurrectionary movements among the Black portion of ouer population," ask that several measures be taken. In particular they target "meetings, held under the pretence of Religious Worship" and the "Black preachers that Come in to this State from other States," who are "Regular and Constant preachers of Sedition to ouer Slaves & free Blacks at there Night meetings," at which no whites are in attendance. They also "Believe that the publick Safety & peace Require that it Should Be Declared unlawful for Slaves or free Blacks to own or Carry fire arms or other military Weapons." The petitioners state "Wheather in the present Exited State of publick feeling this Should Be permited is Submited to the Wisdom of the Legislature."
Result:Senate: read, referred, leave to report bill
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #10383201 through #10383209
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10383210

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: 201-203
  • Microfilm: 201-203

Processing Information

Record Created:3/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/28/2007 10:47:00 AM