Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10383701 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorourable, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1837-February-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-two citizens of Sussex County seek the repeal of a Delaware law of 1827 prohibiting the exportation of slaves to any other state or territory. The petitioners complain that the law had "a most powerful tendency to render Slaves disobedient and Consequently far less useful and valuable to their owners than they would otherwise be, leading at the same time to the exportation of many Slaves contrary to this law and to many and indeed to a great portion of the frequent Cases of Kidnapping with which Your Courts of Justice are so often resorted to in vain for redress by the enforcement of this law."
Result:House: presented, read; Senate: read
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10383701

People Associated with Petition 10383701

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 247-249
  • Microfilm: 247-249

Processing Information

Record Created:10/5/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 3:22:00 PM