Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10381506 Details

State:Delaware
Location:New Castle
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Legislature of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:circa 1815

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sixty-seven "women of the city of Wilmington county of New Castle, state of Delaware" declare their opposition to slavery. They believe that "Slavery is inconsistent with the Sentiments ... in the Declaration of Independence which Secures unto all men the unalienable rights, with which they are endowed by their Creator." They further feel that "continuing to hold men in bondage" is "in direct opposition to the Divine Covenant 'Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you.'" They therefore pray that the Legislature "take into consideration the propriety of adopting resolutions, which, by abolishing slavery throughout this State, shall forever relieve it from a burden oppressive both to master and slave."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10381506

People Associated with Petition 10381506

Slaves:0
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: 306-307
  • Microfilm: 306-307

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/29/2007 7:28:00 PM