Nathaniel Ross of Sussex County purchased timber land in Dorchester County, Maryland. He states that he is "unable to cultivate or get Timber or cut wood off that Land with his own Slaves in consequence of the existing Laws which would in such case entitle them to their Freedom." He therefore requests that an act be passed "allowing him to send [his] slaves to said Tract of Land for the purpose of Cutting wood Timber or to cultivate it."
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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware