Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10383213 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly now Convened
Filing Date:1832-January-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-one Dover residents complain that they "are much annoyed and put to great inconvenience by nightly assemblages of negroes and mulattoes in the streets and upon the public square of said town, and by the firing off of guns ... and crackers, and the lighting of bonfires within the limits of the said Town." They further purport that "such assemblages frequently lead to riots fights and other breaches of Peace and always tend to interrupt the harmony and good government of the said town." They therefore seek a law granting greater powers to local authorities to prevent and suppress such "mischief."
Result:House: read; Senate: read
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10383213

People Associated with Petition 10383213

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 210-213
  • Microfilm: 210-213

Processing Information

Record Created:3/5/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/31/2007 2:41:00 PM