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Alabama Governor (1821-1825 : Pickens)

Overview
Works: 9 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 10 library holdings
Genres: History  Surveys  Census 
Most widely held works by Alabama
Alabama papers ( Book )
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
Administrative files by Alabama ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Several documents concerning the Vine and Olive colony can also be found among Pickens' papers. Included in these papers are a certificate dated 1817 assigning land to John (Jean) Marie Chapron, and a certificate dated 1818 assigning land to Gaspard Bonnot. Two of the documents concerning the Vine and Olive Colony are written in French
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
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
Correspondence by Alabama ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Topics discussed include slavery, public lands, banks and banking, the militia, Indian affairs, internal improvements, surveys of boundary lines with Ga. and Fla., social welfare, state finances, the 1840s war with Mexico and the Civil War. Of particular interest are Gov. Gabriel Moore's views on prison reform, Gov. Gayle's position on the removal of white settlers from Creek Indian lands in 1833, the removal of the Cherokee Indians from the state, Ala.'s participation in the Mexican War, and the Civil War. The bulk of the Governors' incoming correspondence is described in the various series of each Governor's administration
Pardons, paroles, and clemency files by Alabama ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The most spectacular request for pardon concerned the case of Reuben Turner of Huntsville in Madison Co. who was convicted for the murder of Thomas Logwood. Turner had spent two years in jail at the time most of the petitions were generated and had been involved in a jailbreak. Turner had returned to the jail within hours after the escape and turned himself back in. His petitioners contended that Turner had killed Logwood in self defense, that he was an upstanding citizen, and that he had been in jail long enough. Petitions for pardon included one from the jurors who originally sentenced Turner, and one from citizens of Va. acquainted with the Turner family that includes a signed statement by Thomas Mann Randolph, governor of Va. Clement Comer Clay was the circuit court judge who presided over the Turner case
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
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
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
 
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