Petition #10384707


Jacob Nicholson, a land owner in both Maryland and Delaware, attests that "in order to attend to the management of the same most advantageously and with the least inconvenience, it becomes necessary that your petitioner divide at least the slave part of his family, and to work them interchangeably in the States aforesaid." He therefore asks that he be permitted to employ the fourteen slaves he holds "in the States of Maryland and Delaware as the business and interests of your petitioner may require."

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware