Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384905 Details

Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1849-February-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred ninety-nine petitioners request that the legislature amend an 1811 law "Entitled an Act to prevent the Emigration of free negroes and free mulatoes into this state, and for other purposes" that deemed all free persons of color who left and remained out of the state for more than six months non-residents and thus subject to certain penalties and punishments. The petitioners ask that the time of six months be reduced to thirty days.
Result:House: presented, read, laid on table
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384905

People Associated with Petition 10384905

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 472-473
  • Microfilm: 472-473

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/28/2007 10:27:00 PM