Delaware and the black law

Petitions have been presented to the Legislature of Delaware, asking that body to so alter the law as to allow orderly, industrious and well –behaved free colored persons from other States to come into that State for lawful purposes, on the permit of any judge, or the Chancellor of the State, and to extend the period of absence, whereby free colored persons going beyond the limits of the State are deprived of their residence.

                                   (Liberator, Jan 19, 1855, p;g 3)