Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384507 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware now in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1845-January-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1842, John Anderson was shot in the neck by his servant, Thomas Brown, who was tried and convicted of attempted murder. Brown was sentenced to seven years of servitude and was sold to Elijah McDowell of Maryland for $200. After paying costs, the sheriff of Kent County still had $130.19, which he turned over to the State Treasury. Anderson asks the legislature to pass an act authorizing the state to pay him the surplus.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Bill of Sale, John Anderson to E. McDowell, 11 July 1843; Summary of Court Action, 1842
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 10384507

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 376-379
  • Microfilm: 376-379

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/7/2008 6:55:00 PM