Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20382409 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Justices of the Court of common pleas of the State of Delaware (, )
Filing Date:circa 1824

General Petition Information

Abstract:Rebecca Rathal, widow and administratrix of Thomas Rathal, states that Phillip D. Fiddeman holds Araminta Kimmey and Araminta's infant daughter Sally as his slaves. Rathal, serving as Araminta's next friend, apprehends "that the said Araminta and the said Sally are both entitled" to their freedom. She therefore asks that Fiddeman be summoned "to answer to the complaint of your petitioner."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20382209, #20382304, #20382803; Affidavit, John Rathal [also spelled Rathel, Rathwell, Rothwell, Rathell, Rathall], 18 December 1824; Depositions, John Rathal, Thomas Rathal, William Rathal, Sinai Wyatt, 22 May 1824; Deposition, Thomas Rathal, 15 December 1824; Deposition, Daniel Stapleford, 18 December 1824; Bill of Sale, Rebecca Rathal to John Rathal, 21 May 1820; Bill of Sale, Rebecca Rathal to Richard Tilghman, Queen Anne's County, Maryland, 23 December 1820
Pages of Related Documents:19

People Associated with Petition 20382409

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

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  • Page: 312-13
  • Microfilm: Reel 1

Processing Information

Record Created:6/16/1997
Record Final Edited:1/13/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/9/2007 1:09:00 PM