Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10380302 Details

Salutation:To the Legislature of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:circa 1803

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fourteen residents of Delaware "conceive it to be our duty to call the attention of our Representatives once more to the situation of the People of Colour among us." They uphold that "the recent calamities in the West-Indies" and "the alarms which have disquieted the minds of our brethren in the Southern States and rendered property less secure, are motives we believe sufficiently strong to induce such steps as may lead to a gradual Abolition of Slavery."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Printed Letter, William Poole to Daniel Rodney, 4 December 1802
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 10380302

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 218-220
  • Microfilm: 218-220

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/21/2007 6:00:00 PM