Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384703 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-two residents of North and South Milford in Kent and Sussex counties complain that they are "greatly annoyed by the assemblages of Negroes and others in the streets of said town of Milford after night and on Sabbath days using all manner of profane language yelling and bawling, boxing, wrestling & fighting." They therefore request that a law be passed "to prevent such annoyances" and "to compell the commissioners and other officers to perform their respective duties."
Result:House: presented, read, referred
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384703

People Associated with Petition 10384703

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 435-437
  • Microfilm: 435-437

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 4:27:00 PM