Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384706 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate of the State of Delaware now in Session at Dover
Filing Date:1847-February-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:In response to an act passed by the Delaware House of Representatives "declaring all negroes born in this State after the Year 1850 to be free," forty-one petitioners advise the legislature to "abstain for the present at least from any Legislative enactments on the subject." The petitioners believe that, instead of being "advantageous to that class of people," said law would "induce many avaricious persons so to sell and dispose of them as to forever exclude all chance of their freedom."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery in the State of Delaware, 2 February 1847
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 10384706

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 442-444, 405-408
  • Microfilm: 442-444, 405-408

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 1:21:00 PM