Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384502 Details

Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1845-February-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:Forty-three petitioners seek amendments to the law governing the retailing of liquor. They ask to "separate intoxicating drinks from other articles of ordinary traffic--to require that a license to retail them shall only be had in the manner now required for tavern license; that the tax be at least $12; and that under no circumstances shall a sale either to or by negroes or mulattoes be permitted." The current license fee of $2.50, they argue, allows "the most abandoned negro" to obtain "a legal commission to poison both morally and physically a whole neighborhood, or at least to render worse than worthless almost all the servants within his reach."
Result:House: presented, read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384502

People Associated with Petition 10384502

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 366-367
  • Microfilm: 366-367

Processing Information

Record Created:1/28/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 8:17:00 PM