Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384306 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-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Butcher and John Dean, the illegitimate brothers of Jesse Dean, report that the said Dean died in 1842 possessed of a fifty-acre tract of land and a "personal estate, worth about sixty dollars." Dean, a mulatto, "died intestate and without leaving to survive him any issue, heirs or known kindred capable according to the laws of this state of inheriting and holding his said property real and personal by reason whereof the said property has escheated to and become vested in the State of Delaware." The petitioners therefore pray that a law be passed "vesting in and granting to your petitioners the right interest and title of the State in said property both personal and real."
Result:Senate: presented, read, referred
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384306

People Associated with Petition 10384306

Free Persons of Color:3
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 339-341
  • Microfilm: 339-341

Processing Information

Record Created:1/28/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 7:51:00 PM