Joel Clements owns the slave Jefferson, who resides in Maryland. He seeks exemption from the Delaware law designed to prevent the importation and exportation of slaves and asks permission to bring Jefferson into Delaware. Clements promises to free Jefferson on 1 January 1833, "when your petitioner agrees that the said slave shall be free and entitled to all the privileges and immunities of free negroes and mulattoes of the State of Delaware, the said negro Jefferson being at present a slave for life."
Result: House: read, referred.
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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware