Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10381201 Details

State:Delaware
Salutation:To the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assemble met
Filing Date:1812-January-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Quakers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the eastern part of Maryland request that special attention be given to laws restricting the freedom of free people of color. They "apprehend on a view of them it may readily be perceived by the Legislature, that they are not only partial in their nature, but in their practical operation, calculated to produce in many instances grievous suffering; and in some cases too, where the Individuals whom they affect, have not been charged with the commission of any crime." They respectfully request "your renewed serious consideration on the subject."
Result:Senate: read, referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10381201

People Associated with Petition 10381201

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Page: 283-288
  • Microfilm: 283-288

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/29/2007 11:26:00 AM