Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384508 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1845-January-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Hudson informs the General Assembly that Abraham Conway, a free man of color, bound his son, John Conway "unto your petitioner" in 1835 until the said child "should arrive to the age of Twenty-one years." Hudson complains that "the said Apprentice was discharged from the service of your petitioner by the Court on account of the said Justice having neglected and refused to have the Indentures Recorded." Noting that John's services "were becoming to be of any benefit unto your petitioner," Hudson asks that an act be passed "legalizing the Indentures of binding so as to enable him to be entitled to the services of the said John Conway for the unexpired term thereof ... as fully as if the said Indentures had been Recorded."
Result:read, referred; "inexpedient to legislate"
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Affidavit, John Sutton, Anthony M. Higgins, et al., ca. January 1845
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 10384508

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 380-382
  • Microfilm: 380-382

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 3:38:00 PM