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Alabama Governor (1821-1825 : Pickens)

Overview
Works: 10 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 11 library holdings
Genres: History  Surveys  Census data 
Most widely held works by Alabama
Alabama papers( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of Alabama related materials; includes A.L.S. (February 4, 1823) from Israel Pickens, governor of Alabama, recommending Col. Benjamin S. Smoot as naval agent in Pensacola, Fla.; a history of Flomaton, Ala. by Korrie Brown; and published materials concerning Daphne, Fairhope, Bay Minette, Mobile, and other south Alabama towns formerly part of Spanish West Florida
Reward files by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Governor of Alabama is authorized to offer a reward by proclamation for the apprehension of persons charged with any capital offense who have escaped from prison, custody, or who have fled the state. This series consists of correspondence, petitions, and notices concerning rewards offered by the Governor of Alabama. Among the crimes and individuals discussed in the documents are John Hewet, an escapee from the Perry County jail, who was convicted of the murder of Luke Williams; William David Lofton, for murder; Samuel McGehee, for abusing and murdering a slave in Eve, Alabama; and John Goodman, Brittain Baily, James B. Baily, and John Logan, escapees from the St. Clair County jail
Administrative files by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Other items of interest from 1825 concern arrangements for the visit of General Marie Joseph Paul, Marquis de Lafayette to Ala. Included are three letters from General J.B. Chambers who was to escort Lafayette from Line Creek, Ala., the western boundary of the Creek Indian nation, to Montgomery, Ala. Most of the letters discuss Lafayette's expected time of arrival and his trip through the Creek nation. Also present are several documents relating to the expenses incurred during the visit and typed transcripts of documents in private hands
Correspondence by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This series consists of letterbooks containing copies of letters to and from the Governor, 1821-1849, 1861-1865. Most of the copies are of outgoing letters, though some incoming letters are also included. Some of the letters are routine in nature and may have been written for the Governor by the Secretary of State. Many of the letters concern important administrative decisions or express the opinion of the Governor on controversial subjects. Included are letters of Governors Pickens, G. Moore, S. Moore, Murphy, Gayle, Clay, Bagby, Fitzpatrick, Martin, Chapman, Shorter and Watts
Appointments files by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence consisting of letters and petitions concerning civil and military appointments, commissions, elections and resignations. Included are letters requesting commissions, letters of recommendation and letters alleging fraud in local elections. Most of the correspondence relates to positions in local government, though a few concern positions in Mobile Bay, such as pilot and harbor warden, and various other state jobs. The letters of resignation are from county and local officials, state legislators and state appointed officials. Often the reason for resigning is stated in the letter. Notable resignations which appear are from Harry Toulmin and John Williams Walker
Alabama papers( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection of Alabama related materials; includes A.L.S. (February 4, 1823) from Israel Pickens, governor of Alabama, recommending Col. Benjamin S. Smoot as naval agent in Pensacola, Fla.; a history of Flomaton, Ala. by Korrie Brown; and published materials concerning Daphne, Fairhope, Bay Minette, Mobile, and other south Alabama towns formerly part of Spanish West Florida
Collection of records concerning the financial controversy between Mississippi and Alabama Territories and States( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection of records consists of correspondence and financial statements which concern the financial controversy of the Miss. Territory and the State of Miss. with the Ala. Territory and the State of Ala. There was difficulty in the settlement of the funds of the treasury of Miss. upon the formation of the Ala. Territory out of the eastern section of the Miss. Territory. The first part of this collection consists of instructions for the surveying of public lands in the Ala. Territory, with descriptions of townships and range boundaries. The bulk of this collections consists of correspondence files of the Miss. and Ala. Executive Departments: the Miss. Governors include David Holmes and George Poindexter; the Ala. Governors include William Wyatt Bibb, Thomas Bibb, Israel Pickens, and John Murphy. Also included are financial statements pertaining to the balancing of the accounts of the Treasury from the Miss. Auditor of Public Accounts and a memorial from the Legislature of the State of Miss. to the U.S. Congress concerning the extension of the Miss. boundary line into Chickasaw Indian land
Pardons, paroles, and clemency files by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Among the individuals whose cases were put before the Governor are: Benjamin Brumby, Baldwin Co., for the manslaughter of Jacob Newbury; John Phlemming (or Fleming), Blount Co., for killing John Patterson; Lewis Mays, Conecuh Co., for the manslaughter of Reuben Strange; George Osteau (or Osteire), Limestone Co., sentenced to death for stealing a slave; Moses, a Mobile Co. slave, for killing his owner, Sandford McBlendendorn ; Wilson Gilbert and William Langley of Mobile, for keeping a "bawdy house"; Manuel, a Mobile Co. Choctaw Indian, for murdering a slave owned by William Dubroea ; James Huckaby, Marengo Co., for stealing a cow; Martin Binion, Tuscaloosa Co., for the murder of Golman Williams; Moses, a Montgomery Co. slave owned by Thomas Hearne, convicted of murdering Cezar (Cesar), a male slave owned by Samuel N. Graham; and Adam Lowrey, Morgan Co., for hog stealing and horse stealing. Lowrey had received twenty-nine lashes and been branded with the letter "T" on his right hand as part of his punishment
Messages to the General Assembly by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This series contains two messages from Israel Pickens to the Ala. General Assembly. The first, 1822 Dec. 18, concerns funds allocated for the building of public roads. Also included is Gov. Pickens' annual message to the Assembly, 1824 Nov. 16, which discusses the State University, county officials, the State Bank and census returns
Extradiction file by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This series consists of letters to the Ala. Governor from officials in other states relating to extraditions. Included are letters requesting that criminals arrested in Ala. be returned to other states for prosecution and letters informing the Governor that criminals wanted in Ala. have been arrested in other states but will be returned to Ala. for prosecution. This file includes information concerning William Birdwell; an escaped convicted murderer, and Thomas Dixon alias Thomas Davis convicted of passing counterfeit bank notes in Ga
 
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