Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20379202 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Worshipfull the Justices of the Peace composing The court of General Quartersisions [sic] for the afd. County, now siting [sic] in the town of dover In and for Said county 14th day of Augt. 1792
Filing Date:1792-August-14
Ending Date:1792-August-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joshua Clarke seeks permission to export and sell his 20-year-old slave Simon, who doth "Refuse to Render Reasonable Service," to "any of The Southern States." Not only has Simon failed to conduct himself as "a Good and faithfull Servant," but Clarke also fears that he and his family are "in Danger of being poisoned or other extraordinary harms."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20379202

People Associated with Petition 20379202

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Records of the Court of General Quarter Sessions
  • Record Group: 3805
  • Folder: 213
  • Microfilm: Reel 7

Processing Information

Record Created:10/30/1995
Record Final Edited:2/8/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/24/2005 12:44:00 PM