Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10379403 Details

State:Delaware
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1794-January-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1780, Maryland resident Sarah Frisby hired five of her slaves--Ben, Cuff, Stephen, Betty, and Kate--to Richard Lavin of Maryland; Frisby later moved to Delaware, where she currently resides. The petitioner explains that the law passed in 1787 renders "it unlawful to bring slaves into this State and [entitles] them in such case to their liberty." Of the opinion that "she would be able to render the condition of the said slaves more comfortable to them & more profitable to herself were she allowed to bring them into this State," she asks that she be exempted from said law.
Result:House: read ; Senate: read
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10379403

People Associated with Petition 10379403

Slaves:5
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 165-167
  • Microfilm: 165-167

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/17/2007 6:09:00 PM