Petition #10382404


Curtis Jacobs gave the slave Vicy to his daughter as a gift when she married "Doctr. Phelps of Dorcester County in the state of Maryland." Reporting that his daughter has died and "the Doctr. having declined Housekeeping," Jacobs "is desirous of bringing said negro back to his employ in this state, and remain a slave untill the Period of her manumission, being willing to purchase her unexpired time solely for the purpose of retaining her in his Family." Jacobs claims that he "has been in the Habit of emancipating his slaves at certain ages" and that Vicy is "to be free at the age of 34."

Result: House: read, referred.

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware