John Dashiell received the slave John as gift from his aunt, Mary Jones of Sussex County, Delaware. Dashiell "is desirous to carry on a Blacksmith shop where he resides in Somerset County State of Maryland and wishes to remove the said negro man John from this State into Somerset County in the State of Maryland with a view to imploy him in a Blacksmith Shop there." Dashiell therefore prays that an act be passed "authorising him to remove and carry the afsd negro man named John from this State into Somerset County in the State of Maryland and to hold and retain him as a slave."
Result: House: presented and read; leave to withdrawn.
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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware