Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10379401 Details

Salutation:To the Senate and House of Representatives of delaware
Filing Date:1794-February-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Delegates from a convention of the Abolition Society, having met in Philadelphia on 1 January 1794, petition the Delaware legislature to abolish slavery and to expand the rights of the "African Citizen." In their "Memorial and Petition," two officers of said society "take the liberty of specifying" some of the "principal evils … incident to the practice of Slavery" which “are still permitted to continue."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10379401

People Associated with Petition 10379401

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 156-159
  • Microfilm: 156-159

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/17/2007 5:05:00 PM