Petition #10381825


Mary Reading purchased three slaves at a sale in Cecil County, Maryland, in the summer of 1817. Noting that "said negroes were purchased for your Petitioner for her sole use," Reading states that the slaves "have ever since remained in the said state, and out of possession of your Petitioner, by reason of the Laws of this State operating to prevent the introduction of Slaves into the said State." She therefore prays that an act be passed "authorising and impowering her to bring the said negroes into this state and retain them as such."

Result: House: read, referred to committee.

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware