Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #4 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 2
Microfilm Frame on Reel 356
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20980003
County Queen Anne's
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1800
Abstract of Petition Rachel Baker, her three children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, and Henny Baker and her five children and two grandchilddren, say "they are descended from an Indian woman named Moll or Mary that the said Moll or Mary was a free native of America." They represent that "your petitioners have been entitled to their freedom from their birth and are now deprived thereof and held as slaves by John Paca of Queen Ann's County." They ask the court to subpoena John Pace and to free them from bondage.

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