Petition #10384904


Benjamin Holt, a free person of color, contracted with Edward Wilson in 1827 to purchase forty acres of land and that said Wilson "executed a bond ... reciting the said agreement and obligating himself upon payment of the said sum of money to make your petitioner a sufficient deed in fee simple." Holt represent that Wilson "after the making of the said contract became and still continues to be a person of unsound mind and is thereby disabled from performing his said contract." Having "discharged the greater part of the money secured by his obligation," Holt prays that an act be passed to authorize Wilson's trustee "to execute and deliver to your petitioner a deed for the said premises."

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware