Noting the "many acts of fellony of pilfering & Stealing committed by the people of Colour both bound & free," one hundred and five 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 posible."
Result: House: read, referred to committee.
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