Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20380054 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon: the Judges of the Court of common Pleas & general sessions of the Peace, in and for the County of Kent and of State of Delaware
Filing Date:1800-October-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:Solomon, a man of color, states that he "is claimed as a Slave by a certain William Banks of Caroline County in the State of Maryland." He further asserts that he "apprehends himself entitled to his freedom, by a hire into this State, since the passing of a Law prohibiting the Same." Solomon asks that Banks, "his pretended master," be summoned "to answer the complaint of your Petitioner."
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:[These related documents are located on Reel 2.] Deposition, Solomon, 8 May 1802; Interrogatories, 11 November 1800; Summons, Caleb Boyer, Caroline County, Maryland, 1802
Pages of Related Documents:8

People Associated with Petition 20380054

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

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Records of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Page: 402-03
  • Microfilm: Reel 1

Processing Information

Record Created:6/19/1997
Record Final Edited:1/19/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/31/2005 10:56:00 AM