Petition #10384001


Thomas Clarkson, president of the Convention of the Friends of the Negro, declares that the Convention, "being solemnly impressed with a sense of the National Sin of Slavery and the Slave Trade, and under a settled conviction that the only effectual means to put an end to the Slave Trade is to abolish Slavery does most earnestly and respectfully appeal to the Governor of Delaware to employ all that influence and power with which Divine Providence has entrusted him, to secure immediate and unconditional liberty to the Slave."

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware