Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10378803 Details

Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of Delaware
Filing Date:circa 1788

General Petition Information

Abstract:Forty-two petitioners, members of "the Delaware Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery and for the relief and protection of free Negroes and mulattoes unlawfully held in bondage or otherwise oppressed" and others, seek enforcement of the law prohibiting the slave trade. In addition, they ask "that untill the happy day arrives when it [slavery] may be totally abolished some measures may be adopted to restrain the punishment of Slaves, at the mere will and pleasure of their Masters, which is often very tyrannically and cruelly exercised, and which may legally extend to every thing but murder."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #10378802, #10378804, #10378806
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 10378803

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 91-94
  • Microfilm: 91-94

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/15/2007 7:48:00 PM