Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384304 Details

Salutation:To the honorable the Senate and house of Representatives of the State of Delaware in general Assembly Met
Filing Date:1843-January-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fifty-one free persons of color seek the repeal of an act "entitled an Act to prevent the use of fire arms by free negroes and free mulattoes and for other purposes passed at Dover February 10 1832." They purport that "the third and fourth Section of that Act has operated very much against the free people of colour in worshipping their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences." Furthermore, some of the petitioners have been unjustly charged with violations of the law and forced to appear in court. They "humble pray a Repeal of the third and fourth Section of that Act or Such Relief as may appear equitable to your honorable bodies."
Result:House: presented, read, referred; report adverse
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384304

People Associated with Petition 10384304

Free Persons of Color:49
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 332-334
  • Microfilm: 332-334

Processing Information

Record Created:1/28/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/27/2007 9:55:00 AM