Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10380701 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met--
Filing Date:1807-January-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Carey requests compensation for the expenses he incurred capturing and imprisoning George Parker, a black man charged with the rape of Hannah Bramble. Carey states that he searched in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware for the accused and traded a horse worth $60 for information about Parker's exact hiding place. He captured Parker near Frederica, Delaware, in Kent County and lodged him in the local jail. Carey "relying on that zeal for the due execution of Justice and prevention of crimes of so wicked a nature" prays that "he may by Law be reimbursed the value of his Said Horse with his costs and charges, and allowed Such compensation for his trouble in bringing the Said Negro George to Justice, as to your Honors may seem equitable and right."
Result:House: read, referred to committee; Senate, read
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #10380703
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10380701

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 229-230, 232
  • Microfilm: 229-230, 232

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/22/2007 5:44:00 PM