Petition #10381823


Noting the "many acts of felony of pilfering & stealing Commited by the people of Colour both Bound & free," forty-one residents of Dagsborough and Baltimore Hundred's, Sussex County, request the establishment of a patrol. Lamenting that "the Inhabitants are much Distressed in their property Such as Poltry of Every Kind Sheep, Smoke houses & Corn Stacks," the petitioners pray "your Honourable Body to take the premises into your Serious Considerations and Enact a Paterole Law to the extent that such vile practices may be done away if Possible."

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware