Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20379001 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Worshipful the Justices of the Peace of and for the County of NewCastle
Filing Date:1790-August-17
Ending Date:1790-August-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:Marinas Haughey explains that his twenty-one-year-old mulatto slave Alexander "is of such a vicious & wicked Disposition, that his present and former Owners have not be able to manage or controul him." The property of his wife prior to their marriage, Haughey asks to sell Alexander out of the state since no one in the neighborhood will purchase him because "his Character is so infamous."
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Decree, 18 August 1790
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20379001

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Court Papers c. 1776-1867
  • Record Group: 2805
  • Folder: 10
  • Microfilm: Reel 7

Processing Information

Record Created:10/23/1995
Record Final Edited:1/31/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/21/2005 4:04:00 PM