Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384506 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assemby met
Filing Date:1845-January-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Jacobs asks the Delaware legislature to authorize his purchase of the slave Saulsbury from Roger Wright. He explains that in 1818, Maryland resident Roger Wright received permission from the Delaware legislature to bring six slaves into the state; Wright was required, however, to register the bill of sale for the slaves in the deeds office of Sussex County. Jacobs states that when he attempted to purchase the slave Saulsbury for $125 he "searched the records in the office ... but has not been able to find the record aforesaid required by said act to be made by the said Roger Wright." The petitioner speculates that Wright did not know he had to register Saulsbury at his birth. Jacobs therefore asks the legislature to "revive" the 1818 act so he can enter the bill of sale for the slave on the record and consummate his transaction with Wright.
Result:House: presented, read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384506

People Associated with Petition 10384506

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 374-375
  • Microfilm: 374-375

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/6/2008 5:24:00 PM