Petition #10379703


George Waller is a resident near the line which divides the state of Delaware and the state of Maryland, and he does business indiscriminately with the inhabitants of both states. Waller reports that, two years ago, a business dealing resulted in an indebtedness was discharged by his taking "two Negro Slaves a woman named Phillis and her son named Stephen." Because of "existing laws," Waller is prevented from bringing the slaves to Delaware, which he believes will "render the situation of said Slaves more agreeable than to hire them out in the State of Maryland or sell them to be moved to a more distant farm." He therefore asks that a bill "be passed into a Law to enable him to bring the above mentioned Negros woman Phillis and her son Stephen into this State."

Result: House: read, referred to committee.

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware