Petition #10381803


In 1816, the Delaware legislature granted Dr. Thomas Handy permission to transport the slave Violet, owned Hugh Henry, from Maryland into Delaware. Handy had hired his slave Chloe to Henry, a Maryland resident, in return for the use of Violet. Before Handy moved to Delaware with Violet, Henry died, nullifying the arrangement. Handy now seeks exemption from a Delaware law designed to prevent the importation and exportation of slaves and asks permission to bring Chloe and her children into Delaware instead of Violet.

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware