Petition #10381808


Caleb Davis of Caroline County, Maryland, states that he bought the slave Rachel from Esther Cannon of Sussex County, Delaware. Davis explains that "at the time he Purchased the Said Negro she was Contracted to a Negro Trader to be sent to the westward, from her Husband and Child." "Pitying her above Situation" and "in need of" an "Industrious and a good hand about a House," Davis was induced to purchase Rachel. He, "knowing he could not remove her without a Law from your Honourable Body for that Purpose," now asks that a law be passed enabling "him to move her into the State of Maryland out of the State of Delaware."

Result: House: read, referred to committee.

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware