Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10379704 Details

State:Delaware
Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon ble the General Assembly of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1797-January-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:Delaware resident Cantwell Jones informs the court that he has "lately purchased in the State of Maryland a family of Slaves," who had previously lived in Delaware. Jones, "being desirous to bring the said family into this State again ... as well with a view to improve his lands here, as to gratify the said Slaves by settling them again amongst their relations who are also the property of your petitioner, prays that permission may be granted him to transport the said slaves, to wit, Adam, Fan & their four children Susan, Rose, Sol, and Harry into the State of Delaware."
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10379704

People Associated with Petition 10379704

Slaves:6
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Page: 189-190
  • Microfilm: 189-190

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/17/2007 7:44:00 PM