Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384513 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1845-February-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:Maryland resident John Black states that he plans to move to Delaware, that he owns lands in both states, and "that he is also the owner of slaves with which it is his wish and design to cultivate those lands." Citing that "his interests will be greatly impaired unless he can have the privilege of removing his said Slaves into or out of the said state of Delaware (as occasion may require) at his pleasure," Black "therefore prays for the passage into a Law" that will permit him to move his slaves between the two states at will.
Result:House: read, referred; bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:An Act for the Benefit of John Black of Kent County, ca. 1845
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 10384513

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 402-404
  • Microfilm: 402-404

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 3:52:00 PM