Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20382402 Details

State:Delaware
Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the Judges of the Court of General Quarter Sessions in and for the County of Newcastle
Filing Date:circa 1824
Ending Date:circa 1824

General Petition Information

Abstract:Hannah Boyer, a free woman of color, sues Oliver Caulk who holds her eight-year-old son Abner as an apprentice. She charges that her son "is badly treated by his Master and others--that being but a weakly Boy, he is compelled to work beyond his ability, and obliged to go about in Frosty weather almost in a naked State." In addition, he is frequently "whipped and otherwise abused." Fearing the boy might be sold out of the state, Boyer asks that Caulk be summoned and answer to the court.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20382402

People Associated with Petition 20382402

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:2
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Court Papers c. 1776-1867
  • Record Group: 2805
  • Folder: 173
  • Microfilm: Reel 7

Processing Information

Record Created:10/30/1995
Record Final Edited:2/7/2000
Record Last Updated on:11/23/2005 1:59:00 PM