Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20379701 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace, for the County of New castle, now sitting
Filing Date:1797-May-23
Ending Date:1797-May-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Stilley Jr. asserts that his slave Philip is "Turbulent and Unruly." Stilley recounts how Philip ran away on several occasions, jumped on him "with great rage and Knocked [him] down with his fist," and threatened to shoot him with his rifle. With Phillip confined to jail, Stilley asks to sell him out of the state.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20379701

People Associated with Petition 20379701

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Court Papers c. 1776-1867
  • Record Group: 2805
  • Folder: 37
  • Microfilm: Reel 7

Processing Information

Record Created:10/24/1995
Record Final Edited:2/1/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/19/2005 4:45:00 PM