Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10379604 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Legislature of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1796-January-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:George Waller “is a resident near the line which divides the State of Delaware and the State of Maryland," and he is "compelled to have business indiscriminately with the Inhabitants of both States." Waller reports that a business dealing resulted in an indebtedness which was discharged by his "taking a Negro woman named Phillis and her Child named Stephen." He further states that he has had "frequent applications" to buy said slaves, but he fears that "the purchasers wanted to send them to the Southern States." Waller therefore asks that "a Bill be passed into a Law to enable your Petitioner to remove said Negroes from the State of Maryland into this State."
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10379604

People Associated with Petition 10379604

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 181-182
  • Microfilm: 181-182

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/17/2007 6:58:00 PM