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

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Record #58 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 12
Microfilm Frame on Reel 935
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20380802
County Sussex
State Delaware
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1808
Abstract of Petition Isaac and Jacob Cannon seek permission to export and sell their slave, peter, who ran away, was caught, and ran away again. When he ws apprehended authorities found "six or eight false Keys" inhis possession. He had used them to gain entry to buldings an steal whatever he could. Following his second escape, he was seen "in a Sheep pen striving to Commit Beastiality."

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