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 induced to take" said slave "in the payment of a debt (not otherwise to be obtained)." 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 into this State & hold him as a Servant untill he arive at the age of Thirty years."
Result: House: read, referred.
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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware