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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
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

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
Administrative files by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The official general correspondence of Ala. Governor Israel Pickens documents the daily activity of the office of Governor, 1821-1825. Included are incoming and outgoing letters, petitions, reports, bonds, accounts, oaths, certificates, authorizations and statements. The correspondence deals with a wide variety of topics including the state's financial situation, banking, river and harbor navigation, publications from other states, the militia and arms supplies, salt springs and university lands. Correspondents include John William Walker and William Rufus King, U.S. Senators; William Perry, surveyor of Ala. rivers; Jesse Beene, state agent for the leasing of salt springs in Monroe; and the Planters' and Merchants' Bank of Huntsville, Tombeckbe Bank and the Bank of Mobile. Of particular interest are letters, 1825 June 6 and 1825 Sept. 24, between Pickens and William Carroll, Governor of Tenn., concerning the possibility of building a canal to connect the Hiwassee and Coosa Rivers and in the vicinity of Muscle Shoals on the Tenn. River; a letter, 1825 May 14, from Creek Indian supporters of Chief William McIntosh describing McIntosh's murder and asking for increased protection for the tribe; and an undated report on the condition of the Washington Co. courthouse
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
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

The 1861 Dec. 5-1863 May 12 letters are indexed alphabetically by correspondent's name
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
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
 
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