Petition #10382610


Curtis Beswick represents that "he is the owner of a female slave named Gastura" and that he acquired said slave "by virtue of his intermarriage with Sarah S Purnell," a resident of Maryland before her marriage. He further states that his wife "is much attached [to Gastura] and is desirous of removing her from the said state of Maryland into the State of Delaware." Beswick therefore prays that a law be passed "authorizing him to remove said slave from the state of Maryland into this State and here to hold her as a slave."

Result: House: read, referred.

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware