Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10379406 Details

Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Delaware: the memorial of the subscribers, inhabitants of New-Castle county
Filing Date:circa 1794

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-three residents of New Castle County petition for stricter enforcement of the laws prohibiting the enslavement of free people of color and for the gradual abolition of slavery. "We ask not of your honorable body to put an end at once to slavery, but we desire, that a method may be fallen upon which shall make it gradually disappear." [The copy of the petition in the Project's collection bears thirty-three signatures; however, a notation on the petition cites "61 signers."]
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #10379402
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10379406

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 172-174
  • Microfilm: 172-174

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/17/2007 5:26:00 PM