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

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Record #52 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 12
Microfilm Frame on Reel 287
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20379507
County Sussex
State Delaware
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1795
Abstract of Petition Stephen Mitchell seeks permission to export his slave, Sam, a conjurer, who is accused of poisoning Mitchell and is now is jail. Sam also keeps a white woman as his wife "contrary to the Laws fo the Land."

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