Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20380027 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:circa 1800

General Petition Information

Abstract:Hannah, Sarah, Minta, and Nathan Hurt, people of color, state that they are illegally held as slaves by Lemuel Sappington, acting as agent and attorney for Thomas Sappington of Jefferson County, Virginia. They ask the court to recognize their freedom and summon the defendants.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20380040, #20381708
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20380027

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:4
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Records of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Page: 310-11
  • Microfilm: Reel 1

Processing Information

Record Created:6/12/1997
Record Final Edited:1/13/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/26/2005 2:41:00 PM