Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384903 Details

Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in general Assembly met
Filing Date:1849-February-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-nine residents of the Camden area seek a special legislative act to punish the "notorious Samuel D. Burris, well known to a large portion of the community whose conduct is highly reprehensible ... being a notorious character, who is going about the county they believe persuading and enticing slaves Servants and apprentices to run away and leave their Homes, to the great disadvantage of the Community." They point out that Burris "was accused, apprehended, tried and found Guilty agreeable to Law, after which he was Sold as Servant, and bot by some men who suffered him to go about amongst as and continue the same unjustifiable employment." The petitioners "request Your Honors to pass some Law to reach his Case and effectully stop such conduct."
Result:Senate: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384903

People Associated with Petition 10384903

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 463-464
  • Microfilm: 463-464

Processing Information

Record Created:10/18/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/29/2007 10:51:00 AM