Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10380303 Details

Salutation:To the Legislature of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:1803-January

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sixty-six 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:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10380303

People Associated with Petition 10380303

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 221-223
  • Microfilm: 221-223

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/21/2007 6:03:00 PM