Delaware began to divest itself of slavery when Caesar Rodney proposed amendments to the new constitution, by 1797 slaves could not be sold out of Delaware.
October 1789-Sept. 1796. Jacob Stout to guardian to Rebecca Allee minor daughter on Abraham Allee decd. renders account of his guradianship...hireage of three Negro men Prince, Bill and Ners.
March 1771 - Thomas Cahoon guardian to William Arthur a minor son of Robert Arthur decd. exhibits accounts..to the hire of a Negro man Jack and a Negro woman Sal.
February 1779 - Thomas Murphy guardian to Stephen Barns minor son of John Barns esqr. decd...wages of Negro Jack and Negro Rose.
May 7, 1794 - Doctor William McKee guardian to John and Sarah Banning minor children of John Banning esqr. decd. ( and husband of Elizabeth Banning widow)prays the court to make a just estimate of the annual value of the minors lands..No.6 a plantation back in the forrest bought of Smithers in the tenure of Negro Joseph valued at L7.10 per annum.
Dec. 1795-1800 - William Harper guardian to Mary Barnett minor daughter of Moses Barnett.Paid Negro girl Pricilla.
Jan. 10, 1822 - James Barratt guardian to Nathaniel Barratt son of George Barratt and devisee of Andrew Barratt..prays the court to make a just estimate of the annual value.. 180 a. of cleared land and & and an out house occupied by Solomon Rickards ( Negro) value at $58 per annum.
Nov. 1798 - Ebenezer Blackiston guardian of John Blackiston ( son of George) presents account..Boarding Negro boy Jack. 5 years 1 month work of Negro boy Mike to 15 Dec. 1795.
A series of Accounts 1795-1799 - William Collins Snr. guardian to John Blackshear minor sonof Morgan Blackshear decd. presents account of his guardianship.Cash paid Negro Pink for repairing corn crib & kitchen..Corn received of Mason Miller Negro.
May 1790-May 1797 - Mary McBride admn. of Robert McBride decd. former guardian of Charles Brown minor son of Benjamin Brown. Boarding and cloathing his Negro boy James 7 years.
4 April 1797 - Deed of Gift - Isaac Buckingham of Little Creek Hundred for love goodwill and affection...to Howell Buckingham a Negro girl names Phillis and her son Sampson.To my son Isaac Buckingham a Negro man Simon and and also to Isaac the first son that Phillis has that lives. To my daughter Ann a Negro girl named Fann. To my daughter a Negro girl named Flora. To my wife Margaret Buckingham a Negro man named Jack and the first female child that Phillis has that lives.
Note that by 1790 Margaret Buckingham was wife of Thomas Lamb.
This completes the A/C book.