Petition #10379107


Fifty-nine petitioners seek the abolition of slavery. Motivated by their Christian duty, they purport that the "toleration of slavery is totally repugnant to the spirit of the American Revolution." They "therefore pray that the General Assembly will take the premises into consideration; and grant them leave to bring in a bill for extending the benefits of freedom to the posterity of such Africans or others who are now held in bondage when such posterity shall arrive to the age of Twenty one Years, or to such other age as the General Assembly in their Wisdom shall deem necessary."

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware