Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20380107 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:Ruth, Rachel, Naomi, and Peter, people of color, claim that they "are unjustly held and detained as slaves by a certain John Clark." Apprehending "that they are justly entitled to their freedom," they ask that Clark be summoned "to answer the complaint of your Petitioners."
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# of Petition Pages:2
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Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20380107

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:5
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

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  • Page: 11-12
  • Microfilm: Reel 2

Processing Information

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