Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20379101 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Worshipful the Justices of the Peace, of and for the county of New Castle
Filing Date:1791-August-17
Ending Date:1791-August-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Slave owner Thomas Watson asserts that his twenty-year-old slave George has repeatedly threatened to kill members of his family and "do personal Injury to the Neighbours." According to Watson, George is "of such a wicked & malicious Temper that your Petitioner is not able to controul or manage him." Watson asks to sell George out of the state.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Decree, 17 August 1791
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20379101

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Court Papers c. 1776-1867
  • Record Group: 28058
  • Folder: 25
  • Microfilm: Reel 7

Processing Information

Record Created:10/24/1995
Record Final Edited:1/31/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/24/2005 10:40:00 AM