Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20380052 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Worshipful the Justices of the Court of Quarter Sessions now sitting in Dover
Filing Date:circa 1800

General Petition Information

Abstract:Peter Williams, a man of color, states that "he is unjustly held and detained as a Servant by a certain John Brown." Williams asks that Brown be summoned "to shew wherefore he holds and detains your Petitioner as a Servant."
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20380052

People Associated with Petition 20380052

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

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Records of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Page: 398-99
  • Microfilm: Reel 1

Processing Information

Record Created:6/19/1997
Record Final Edited:1/19/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/31/2005 10:26:00 AM