Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384701 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1847-January-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-one petitioners state that the African School Society has existed as an association since 1809 until it was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly in 1824. They represent that the Society's goal has been "to establish and support a school in Wilmington exclusively for the benefit and instruction of children of color." They assert that “the Society are still pursuing upon their original principles the same purpose: they believe, that the effect has been to elevate and meliorate the mental and moral character, and the social condition of those to whom the benefits of instruction provided, have been extended." They thus pray "the General Assembly to pass an Act to enlarge the amount of property which the corporation aforesaid may hold to the sum of fifteen thousand dollars."
Result:Senate: offered, read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #10381501, #10384301, #10384710
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10384701

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 431-432
  • Microfilm: 431-432

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 7:06:00 PM