Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10380001 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Sussex
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Representatives for the State of Delaware Setting
Filing Date:1800-January-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Roger Adams, guardian of his orphan grandson, asks that he be permitted to bring a slave into Delaware from the state of Maryland. Adams explains that he had given his daughter, Mary Adams Eaton, a slave named Venus; however, "in consequence of the death of sd. Eaton & wife," the slave, as part of the estate, "has been sold by way of public Vendue." He further relates that he, "through a partiallity or regard for sd. Negroe, and as well to keep her from hands that might make an ungenerous trade of her, became the highest bidder and purchaser of her." Adams therefore prays that an act be passed permitting "your petitioner to bring the Said Negro out of the State of Maryland home to his farm and dwelling in Sussex County in the State of Delaware.”
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10380001

People Associated with Petition 10380001

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 195-196
  • Microfilm: 195-196

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/18/2007 4:14:00 PM