Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10379902 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Sussex
Location Type:County
Salutation:The Hon.le the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1799-January-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Curtis Morriss informs the court that his father-in-law, Gowan Wright, is a resident of Maryland and "hath given to your petitioners Daughtor Elen Morriss" a female slave named Ibba, "which your petitioner Desiers to Bring into this State and hold for the yuse of his Said Daughtor on the Same tirms as if She had bin given by a Citizen of this State." Morriss therefore prays that a law be passed enabling him to bring Ibba into the state of Delaware.
Result:read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10379902

People Associated with Petition 10379902

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 193-94
  • Microfilm: 193-94

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/18/2007 3:54:00 PM