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

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Record #54 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 12
Microfilm Frame on Reel 679
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20380110
County Sussex
State Delaware
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1801
Abstract of Petition Sally Russ seeks permission to sell her slave Isaac out ot the state. Isaac ran away twice, Russ asserts, once to Philadelphia an donce to New Castle County, causing her "Large Expense." In additon, he stole from a neighbor and enticed slaves to run away. Russ is forced to keep him confined, "for fear of his robbing & stealing again & "Enticing some of my servants or those of my Neighbors away."

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