Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10380301 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1803-January-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:Delaware resident Walter Dulany contends that the recent behavior of his two slaves, whose relatives mostly reside in Maryland, requires that he either sell them or "use harsh and rigorous treatment towards them, for the purpose of preserving due order and submission in his family." He further states that he wishes to avoid "the last mentioned line of conduct ... as it is the most disagreeable method of the two, and not so likely as the former to effect the desired object." Dulany therefore prays that a law be passed "authorizing him to sell and dispose of the said Slaves to some citizen or citizens of the State of Maryland, willing to buy them."
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10380301

People Associated with Petition 10380301

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: 216-217
  • Microfilm: 216-217

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/21/2007 5:50:00 PM