Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10379703 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Sussex
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Legislature of the State of Delaware now siting
Filing Date:1797-January-11

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 does business indiscriminately with the inhabitants of both states. Waller reports that, two years ago, a business dealing resulted in an indebtedness was discharged by his taking "two Negro Slaves a woman named Phillis and her son named Stephen." Because of "existing laws," Waller is prevented from bringing the slaves to Delaware, which he believes will "render the situation of said Slaves more agreeable than to hire them out in the State of Maryland or sell them to be moved to a more distant farm." He therefore asks that a bill "be passed into a Law to enable him to bring the above mentioned Negros woman Phillis and her son Stephen into this State."
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #10379604
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10379703

Slaves:2
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: 187-188
  • Microfilm: 187-188

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/17/2007 7:20:00 PM