Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10383901 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1839-February-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1822, Delaware free man of color John Hutson was indicted and convicted on four counts of larceny. He was sentenced to pay $118.45 restitution or spend seven years as a term slave. Unable to pay, he was sold for $265 to Benjamin F. Barstow, a resident of Georgia. When his term expired Hutson returned to Delaware and asked David C. Wilson, sheriff of New Castle County, to refund to him the difference between the amount of restitution required by the court and his sale price. The sheriff informed him that he had turned the surplus over to the State Treasury. Hutson asks the legislature for the money.
Result:Senate: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Affidavit of William Rumford, et al., Certification of Identity of John Hutson, ca. 1838; Affidavit of David C. Wilson, ca. 1838
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10383901

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 276-278
  • Microfilm: 276-278

Processing Information

Record Created:10/10/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/7/2008 5:16:00 PM