Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20379901 Details

State:Delaware
Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Judges of the court of General Sessions of the Peace for the County of Newcastle, [I]n Delaware, Now in Session
Filing Date:1799-December-20
Ending Date:1799-December-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:William is "a Wicked and ungovernable Servant," slave owner John Cochran Jr. explains; he frequently runs away, steals, and is currently "Confined in the public Jail of this county." Cochran seeks permission to sell William out of the state. Cochran's neighbors attest that the petitioner is "a good master to his servants that he feeds and Cloaths them well and very indulgent in every respect."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Certificate, Benjamin Caulk, 17 December 1799
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20379901

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

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Court Papers c. 1776-1867
  • Record Group: 2805
  • Folder: 40
  • Microfilm: Reel 7

Processing Information

Record Created:10/24/1995
Record Final Edited:2/1/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/20/2005 3:32:00 PM