Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20380053 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the Court of Common Pleas now sitting
Filing Date:1800-May

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nutter Kellem, a woman of color, states "that she now is & has been wrongfully claimed, held & retained in slavery, by a certain Mary Dawson, who pretends to be her mistress." The petitioner prays that Dawson be summoned to answer her complaint and be required "to abide the Judgement & Decree, which the Court shall make."
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Order, 6 May 1800
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20380053

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: 400-01
  • Microfilm: Reel 1

Processing Information

Record Created:6/19/1997
Record Final Edited:1/19/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/31/2005 10:37:00 AM