Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384707 Details

State:Delaware
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1847-January-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jacob Nicholson, a land owner in both Maryland and Delaware, attests that "in order to attend to the management of the same most advantageously and with the least inconvenience, it becomes necessary that your petitioner divide at least the slave part of his family, and to work them interchangeably in the States aforesaid." He therefore asks that he be permitted to employ the fourteen slaves he holds "in the States of Maryland and Delaware as the business and interests of your petitioner may require."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384707

People Associated with Petition 10384707

Slaves:14
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 445-446
  • Microfilm: 445-446

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 1:12:00 PM