Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20379501 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Justices of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery, now sitting at Dover in and for the County of Kent
Filing Date:1795-December
Ending Date:1795-December

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Ham seeks permission to export and sell "Roger a man grown, and Thomas about sixteen years old," slaves who have committed "divers acts of Felony," for which "they have received corporal punishment." Ham informs the court that "in addition to the above circumstance, the said Roger and Thomas are of disorderly and disobedient behaviour to your petitioner, notwithstanding the kind and benevolent treatment of your petitioner."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20379501

People Associated with Petition 20379501

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Court Papers c. 1776-1867
  • Record Group: 1325
  • Microfilm: Reel R79.2

Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:2/8/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/19/2005 10:58:00 AM