Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384702 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1847-January-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nathaniel Wolfe laments that his "indented servant by the name of Elias Handy, negro," was indicted and convicted of rape and "was sentenced to be sold to highest bidder for a term of 14 years." Wolfe represents that "a certain O. Holmes of Florida" purchased said Handy for $158. Citing that he "has lost the services of said negro Boy," the petitioner prays that a law be passed "directing the state Treasurer to pay to him the balance of the said one hundred and fifty eight Dollars, after deducting all costs and expenses."
Result:Senate: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384702

People Associated with Petition 10384702

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 433-434
  • Microfilm: 433-434

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 3:14:00 PM