Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20379102 Details

State:Delaware
Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the worshipful, the Justices of the Court of Quarter Sessions, for the County of New Castle
Filing Date:1791-November-22
Ending Date:1791-November-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Isaac Stidham seeks a license to export his slave Sam, "a wicked and ungovernable Servant; and from whose Service, but Small advantage or Satisfaction can be derived." Stidham charges that Sam "hath wickedly attempted to murder, a negro woman the Property of your Petitioner; and hath made use of Language purporting to the Same Effect, against Your Petitioner."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Decree, 23 November 1791
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20379102

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
  • Folder: 27
  • Microfilm: Reel 7

Processing Information

Record Created:10/24/1995
Record Final Edited:2/1/2000
Record Last Updated on:3/22/2006 7:06:00 PM