Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10380705 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Delaware
Filing Date:1807-February-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred and six inhabitants of Kent County seek the gradual emancipation of Delaware slaves, asking that a law be passed "fixing a period after which, all children born of slaves, shall be free at the age of 21, 28, or whatever age you, in your wisdom may deem best."
Result:House: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10380705

People Associated with Petition 10380705

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 235-237
  • Microfilm: 235-237

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/26/2007 4:51:00 PM