Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384505 Details

State:Delaware
Salutation:To the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in Session at Dover
Filing Date:1845-January-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sixty-three residents of Smyrna represent that they "have for long time been under serious annoyance from frequent large and noisey assemblages of Negroes & others in the Streets of the said town and by evil and dangerous practices of Boys and others in firing guns crackers Squibbs &c and the throwing of fire Balls about the streets especially about Holliday times." They therefore pray that a law be passed "to prevent in future the evils they now complain of."
Result:House: presented, read, referred; Senate: read
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384505

People Associated with Petition 10384505

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 372-373
  • Microfilm: 372-373

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 8:31:00 PM