Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20381502 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas of the [Sta]te of Delaware in and for Kent County
Filing Date:circa 1815

General Petition Information

Abstract:Peter Sorden, a man of color, states that the widow of Thomas Primrose holds him as a slave. Apprehending that he is "entitled to his freedom by the laws of this State," Sorden asks that Primrose be summoned "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Deposition, James Sorden, 2 December 1815
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20381502

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Records of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Page: 378-79
  • Microfilm: Reel 2

Processing Information

Record Created:6/17/1997
Record Final Edited:1/15/2000
Record Last Updated on:11/11/2005 11:06:00 AM