Petition #10382407


Maryland resident Ennols Breeding requests permission to bring three-year-old John from Sussex County, Delaware, to his home in Caroline County, Maryland. Breeding states that he married Elizabeth Stephens, daughter of the late John Stephens of Sussex County. He further recounts that Elizabeth's mother is the administratrix of her late husband's estate and "being altogether unable to pay your petitioners wifes dividend of her fathers estate without parting with a negro boy named John." The petitioner asks for authorization "to remove from this state into the state of Maryland the affsd boy John and hold him as a slave untill he shall arive to the age of thirty four years."

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware