Petition #10382508


Delaware resident Samuel Johnson states that he purchased twenty-two-year-old William from his son-in-law, a resident of Maryland. Johnson states that William is to be freed in five years and that he prefers to move William to Delaware rather than "sell said slave in Maryland for fear he might fall into hands which will deprive him of the freedom to which he will be entitled at the expiration of five years." He therefore asks that he be authorized "to bring said negro into this State and here to hold him as the slave of your petitioner ... until said negro shall arrive to the age of twenty seven years."

Result: Senate: read.

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware