Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10379107 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of Delaware
Filing Date:1791-January-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fifty-nine petitioners seek the abolition of slavery. Motivated by their Christian duty, they purport that the "toleration of slavery is totally repugnant to the spirit of the American Revolution." They "therefore pray that the General Assembly will take the premises into consideration; and grant them leave to bring in a bill for extending the benefits of freedom to the posterity of such Africans or others who are now held in bondage when such posterity shall arrive to the age of Twenty one Years, or to such other age as the General Assembly in their Wisdom shall deem necessary."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PARs #10379105, #10379106, #10379108
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10379107

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 134-136
  • Microfilm: 134-136

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/16/2007 12:34:00 PM