Petition #10382501


Thirty members of the "African Benevolent Association" seek an act of incorporation for their organization. Formed in 1820 "from the best of motives," the petitioners, "sensible of the ignorance, and consequent moral degradation of their Brethren the people of Colour," assert that the group associated themselves "to promote good order" and to "cultivate virtuous principles" among their "brethren the people of Colour," as well as to provide "relief in sickness, want and distress."

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware