Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20379512 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas now sitting at Dover in and for the County of Kent and the Delaware State
Filing Date:circa 1795

General Petition Information

Abstract:Patience, a Negro, states that Peggy Handy, "her pretended mistress," keeps and detains her as a slave. Apprehending that "she is entitled to her freedom," the petitioner seeks a summons commanding Handy to appear in court and answer the charge.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PARs #20379510, #20379511, #20379513
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20379512

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Records of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Page: 137-46
  • Microfilm: Reel 1

Processing Information

Record Created:6/4/1997
Record Final Edited:12/31/1999
Record Last Updated on:10/19/2005 10:53:00 AM