Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384303 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable The Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1843-January-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Comegys states that he is one of the four persons from whom Isaac Longfellow, "a free mulatto," stole money. He further reports that said Longfellow "was arraigned on an indictment" and was later found guilty of four counts of larceny. Longfellow "was ordered and adjudged" to repay the money and "in default thereof that the said Isaac should be sold" for a term of years. The petitioner states that Longfellow "was struck off to one Samuel Shaw" for $206 for the term of fifteen years. Comegys notes that "after the payment of all costs in the three last mentioned cases there will still remain a considerable balance." He therefore prays that said money "may be divided pro rata in payment of the restitution money awarded in the three last mentioned sentences."
Result:House: presented, read, referred
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384303

People Associated with Petition 10384303

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 347-351
  • Microfilm: 347-351

Processing Information

Record Created:1/28/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/6/2008 5:15:00 PM