Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20378901 Details

State:Delaware
Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Worshipful the Justices of the Court of Quarter Sessions at New Castle for the County of New Castle
Filing Date:1789-December-23
Ending Date:1789-December-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Black seeks permission to sell his slave Ben out of the state. Ben is "very ungovernable," Black explains; he was found stealing flour "out of the mill of your Petitioner" on several occasions, and he threatened to kill the hired miller "for making the Discovery on him."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Decree, 28 December 1789
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20378901

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Court Papers c. 1776-1867
  • Record Group: 2805
  • Microfilm: Reel 7

Processing Information

Record Created:10/23/1995
Record Final Edited:1/31/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/21/2005 3:00:00 PM