Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10385201 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly Convened
Filing Date:1852-February-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jonathan Bewley, with five additional petitioners, represents that in 1850 "some evil disposed person or persons in one of the most public streets of Smyrna kidnapped and took into the State of Maryland a Small black boy the property of M James Bewley." They state that the slaveholder offered a reward for the return of his property and that one of the kidnappers was arrested and jailed in Dover; the second, following a request from the governor of Delaware, was arrested in Maryland but broke out of jail and later died. The petitioners "now ask the Legislature to remunerate Mr Bewley for the expense he has incurred."
Result:House: presented, read
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10385201

People Associated with Petition 10385201

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 536-537
  • Microfilm: 536-537

Processing Information

Record Created:1/4/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/31/2007 2:04:00 PM