Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384710 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:Thirty-one memorialists believe "that the education afforded by the African School Society of Wilmington to colored children has been useful not only to them in raising and bettering their own character and condition, but to the community, increasing industry and promoting good order." They further affirm "that a fund of fifteen thousand dollars could be employed for the general benefit in providing good schools for the colored children in this city." They therefore "can see no possible danger from enlarging the limit of property which this Society may hold to that sum and they desire to commend the favor of the General Assembly the annexed petition of the Society."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384710

People Associated with Petition 10384710

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 429-430
  • Microfilm: 429-430

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/31/2007 2:17:00 PM