Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20380103 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable the Court of Common Pleas
Filing Date:circa 1801

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jesse Black, a person of color, states that Samuel West, "his pretended master," holds and detains him as a slave. Jesse, who sues by his father Murray Black, "apprehends he is entitled to his freedom." He therefore asks that West be summoned "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Order, 7 May 1801
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20380103

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Records of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Page: 3-4
  • Microfilm: Reel 2

Processing Information

Record Created:6/19/1997
Record Final Edited:1/19/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/31/2005 1:27:00 PM