Petition #10384710


Thirty-one memorialists believe "that the education afforded by the African School Society of Wilmington to colored children has been useful not only to them in raising and bettering their own character and condition, but to the community, increasing industry and promoting good order." They further affirm "that a fund of fifteen thousand dollars could be employed for the general benefit in providing good schools for the colored children in this city." They therefore "can see no possible danger from enlarging the limit of property which this Society may hold to that sum and they desire to commend the favor of the General Assembly the annexed petition of the Society."

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware