Petition #10379401


Delegates from a convention of the Abolition Society, having met in Philadelphia on 1 January 1794, petition the Delaware legislature to abolish slavery and to expand the rights of the "African Citizen." In their "Memorial and Petition," two officers of said society "take the liberty of specifying" some of the "principal evils … incident to the practice of Slavery" which “are still permitted to continue."

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware