Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20380101 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas of the State of Delaware, now sitting at Dover in and for Kent County
Filing Date:1801-December-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jack, a man of color, states that he "is unjustly held and detained as a slave by a certain Matthew Dunnahoe." Apprehending that "he is justly entitled to his freedom by the Laws of this State," Jack asks that Dunnahoe be summoned "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs 20380106, #20380404
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20380101

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Records of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Page: 380-81
  • Microfilm: Reel 1

Processing Information

Record Created:6/17/1997
Record Final Edited:2/23/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/31/2005 1:10:00 PM