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

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Record #66 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 13
Microfilm Frame on Reel 301
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20381810
County Sussex
State Delaware
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1818
Abstract of Petition Hannah West and her ten-year-old daughter, Sarah, claim that they are being illegally held as slaves by two white men and ask that the men be summoned to answer charges. They hope that the court "will make such decree as may be Just and right in the Matter."

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