Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10380702 Details

Salutation:To the honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1807-January-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Morris, son of the late James Morris of Maryland, states that his father freed his slaves in his will "when they respectively arrived to the age of thirty years." He reports that when he moved to Delaware "he brought with him as his servant or slave, a mulatto boy, one of the slaves directed in the will of his father to be free at thirty years of age." Noting that "the said mulatto boy died a short time since," the petitioner asks that a law be passed "to authorize and empower him to bring into this State and retain as his servant or slave one of the boys belonging” to his father’s estate, “subject nevertheless to all the provisions contained in the will ... and on the express condition that the said boy shall be free when he arrives to the age of thirty years."
Result:Senate: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10380702

People Associated with Petition 10380702

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 227-228
  • Microfilm: 227-228

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/22/2007 6:01:00 PM