Ann Bail of Wilmington, Delaware, states that she "is the owner of a Female Negro Girl named Rachel a Slave aged four years," who is currently in the state of Maryland. Bail "is desirous of bringing the said slave from the State of Maryland where she was born, into the state of Delaware for the purpose of raising her, and having the benefit of her services, untill she attains the age of Twenty Eight Years at which time it is the intention of Your Petitioner to provide that she shall be free." The petitioner therefore prays that she be authorized to bring Rachel into the state of Delaware and "to retain her as a slave untill she attains the age of Twenty Eight Years."
Result: House: read, referred; senate, read 3rd; bill.
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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware