Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20379004 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Worshipful the Justices of the Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace, at NewCastle for the County of NewCastle (, )
Filing Date:1790-November-23
Ending Date:1790-December-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Edward Roche seeks permission to sell a 20-year-old female slave named Sylph out of the state. He asserts that she was determined "to injure him & his family," and that indeed their lives were "in danger from her Wiles and art." Roche is convinced that "she is a compleat Thief and Liar." The Justices of the Peace give Roche a license to export, sell, or carry her out of the state "to any part of the United States of America, or to any other part of the World where he may think proper."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Decree, 21 December 1790
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20379004

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Court Papers c. 1776-1867
  • Record Group: 2805
  • Document Number
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  • Folder: 16
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  • Microfilm: Reel 7

Processing Information

Record Created:10/24/1995
Record Final Edited:1/31/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/21/2005 4:46:00 PM