Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384904 Details

State:Delaware
Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1849-January-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Benjamin Holt, a free person of color, contracted with Edward Wilson in 1827 to purchase forty acres of land and that said Wilson "executed a bond ... reciting the said agreement and obligating himself upon payment of the said sum of money to make your petitioner a sufficient deed in fee simple." Holt represent that Wilson "after the making of the said contract became and still continues to be a person of unsound mind and is thereby disabled from performing his said contract." Having "discharged the greater part of the money secured by his obligation," Holt prays that an act be passed to authorize Wilson's trustee "to execute and deliver to your petitioner a deed for the said premises."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384904

People Associated with Petition 10384904

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

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 469-471
  • Microfilm: 469-471

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/29/2007 11:02:00 AM