Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20380105 Details

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-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:Bt her next friend, Benjamin Blackiston, Priss, a woman of color, states that Ebenezer Turner holds and detains her as a slave. Apprehending "that she is justly entitled to her freedom," Priss asks that Turner be summoned "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20380102, #20380302, #20380315
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20380105

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Records of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Page: 7-8
  • Microfilm: Reel 2

Processing Information

Record Created:6/19/1997
Record Final Edited:1/19/2000
Record Last Updated on:11/1/2005 10:55:00 AM