Petition #10384701


Twenty-one petitioners state that the African School Society has existed as an association since 1809 until it was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly in 1824. They represent that the Society's goal has been "to establish and support a school in Wilmington exclusively for the benefit and instruction of children of color." They assert that “the Society are still pursuing upon their original principles the same purpose: they believe, that the effect has been to elevate and meliorate the mental and moral character, and the social condition of those to whom the benefits of instruction provided, have been extended." They thus pray "the General Assembly to pass an Act to enlarge the amount of property which the corporation aforesaid may hold to the sum of fifteen thousand dollars."

Result: Senate: offered, read, referred.

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware