Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10384912 Details

State:Delaware
Salutation:To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:circa 1849

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-two citizens of Sussex County "most Respectfully do Represent; that an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware; passed in the year 1760 ... Entitled a further suppliment to the Act entitling an act for the better regulation of servants and slaves, within this Government; is essentially wrong and should in the opinion of the public, long since been repealed or amended." They "therefore pray your Honorable body to amend said Act, so that all petitions for freedom shall be by a next friend, the said next friend to be a free white citizen of the county where the petition is filed; that in all cases of a petition for freedom where matters of fact are involved, the case shall be decided by a Jury if not submitted by the parties to the decision of the Court; and that in all the decisions of the cases on petition for freedom, the costs of suit shall follow the decision of the case in the same manner as costs follow other causes decided in the Superior Court.”
Result:"See Bills not passed"
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10384912

People Associated with Petition 10384912

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 530
  • Microfilm: 530

Processing Information

Record Created:10/23/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/2/2007 5:21:00 PM