Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384305 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1843-February-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-four citizens of New Castle County seek the repeal of a law "granting permission to free negroes and mullatoes to carry fire arms." They contend that said law "has been much abused in our county and has led to serious consequences even to the shooting of a respectable and worthy citizen by a negro." They therefore pray that said law "may be repealed or so modified as to prohibit all negroes or mulattoes from carrying or using fire arms under any circumstances whatever and to impose a fine upon any storekeeper or other person who may sell, give, or lend to any negro or mulatto any such arms or ammunition for the same."
Result:House: presented, read, referred
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #10384313
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10384305

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 335, 338
  • Microfilm: 335, 338

Processing Information

Record Created:1/28/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 9:00:00 PM