John Thompson reveals that he owns a fourteen-year-old slave named Cyrus, "who is now in the State of Maryland." He further reports that "he was compeled to take" said slave "in the payment of a debt he could not otherwise obtain." Being "desirous to bring said Boy into this state as a House servant," Thompson "craves of your Honourable Body to pass a Law, authorising him to bring the aforesaid Negro Cyrus into this State and hold him as a Slave."
Result: House: read, referred to committee.
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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware