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Gayle, John 1792-1859

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Works: 24 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 44 library holdings
Genres: Speeches in Congress  History  Surveys 
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Most widely held works about John Gayle
 
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Most widely held works by John Gayle
Message from the governor to the Senate and Assembly by New York (State)( Book )
1 edition published in 1836 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letter : Raleigh, N.C., to the Governor of Alabama by David L Swain( )
1 edition published in 1834 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Pardons, paroles and clemency files by Alabama( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Crimes discussed are robbery, assault and battery, riotous behavior, counterfeiting, Negro stealing, murder and gambling. Criminals include William W. Barrett, Frederick Batts, Durden Brown, William Coe, John Elliot, Thomas Garner, James Lackey, Zemrie (Zimriah) Mitcheson, Samuel Overstreet, John Payne, Margaret Payne, Benjamin Payne, Epps O. Payne, Littleton Prince, Joseph Taylor, Soloman Thomas, Daniel Turney. Included is information on several slaves convicted of crimes, including "Dick, the property of Mrs. Duke" convicted of raping Rebeccah Thompson in Fayette Co., and a Russell Co. Indian named Poosala (alias Tommy) convicted of killing an Indian women named Fhaselahaku
Charge of abolitionism against Mr. Fillmore - : its refutation ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Rewards file by Alabama( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Governor of Ala. 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 includes a letter from William Griffen to Gov. John Gayle asking that Gayle offer a reward for the apprehension of John Houghton who killed Singleton Smith in a fight. Also included is an affidavit describing the incident and giving a physical description of Houghton. The series also contains a description of the murder of H. Triplett in Fort Mitchell, Russell Co., Ala. and a letter asking that a reward be offered for the apprehension of Edward H. Cogbile who commiteed the crime. Also included is a letter from the Montgomery Co. sheriff informing the Governor that Littleton Prince had escaped from jail
Administrative files by Alabama( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Other items of interest relate to the conflict between Creek Indians and white settlers in eastern Ala. and the U.S. Bank. Also included is one letter concerning the removal of the Cherokee Indians from the area. Prominant correspondents include Jeremiah Austill, William Rufus King, John Murphy and Lewis Cass. Included is a handwritten copy of Gayle's proclamation "to the citizens of the counties situated in the Creek Nation," 1833 Oct. 7; and a handwritten copy of a letter sent by Gayle to "the former Chiefs and head men of the Creek Indians," 1834 June 16
University of Alabama Board of Trustees file by Alabama( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The University of Alabama was established by an act of the Ala. Legislature in 1819, but did not open for students until 1831. The Board of Trustees, made up of the Governor, ex-officio, and twelve members elected by the General Assembly, began meeting in 1822. This series consists of the Governor's copies of items relating to the activities of the Board, 1832-1835. Included are petitions, correspondence, resolutions, financial records, notes, minutes and the 1833 annual report. Topics discussed include the faculty, buildings and improvements, university lands and especially the financial affairs of the university. Also included is a note from the faculty recommending that John Nooe receive the first degree awarded by the institution. Many items contain notations which indicate the action taken by the Board
Appointments files by Alabama( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Governor of Ala. is responsible for making appointments to various state and local offices and for signing grants and commissions. This series consists of letters, petitions and a commission relating to appointments, resignations, commissions and contested elections. Most of the items are recommendations sent to the Governor concerning vacancies in state and local offices. The offices represented include county judges and solicitors, notary publics, sheriffs and a seat on the Board of Medical Examiners
Extraditions and requisitions files by Alabama( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Governor of Ala. may extradite criminals from other states or be asked to return criminals found in Ala. to other states. This process may also be referred to as requisition. This series consists of letters and requisition demands. Most of the items are demands for the requisition of fugitives from the governor of Ga. Also included is a long letter from N.Y. Governor W.L. Marcy concerning Gayle's requisition request for the return of Robert G. Williams. Williams was accused of distributing "seditious" materials designed to incite a slave revolt. In the letter Marcy refuses to return Williams because the crime apparently was not committed in Ala. The letter is a long discourse on the law of extradition, the subject of slavery and the abolition movement
Administrative files by Alabama( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Chapman apparently spent little of his two-year term in Montgomery. The majority of the correspondence from Fitzpatrick and Harrison consists of their apprising Chapman of the correspondence they were forwarding to him at his home in Huntsville, additional information regarding the correspondents, and descriptions of life, the weather, and politics in Montgomery. Much of the correspondence that was forwarded to Chapman contains notations on the back regarding his response
Family papers by William R King( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The collection also documents later interest in the life of William Rufus King, with newspaper clippings about King and correspondence and papers about a historic monument erected in King's memory in Havana, Cuba
Militia files by Alabama( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Governor of Ala. acts as the Commander-in-Chief of the State Militia. This series contains letters sent to the Governor relating to the Militia and military affairs. Included are requests for arms and supplies and letters concerning elections of officers. Of particular interest is a letter from John M. Duprey, which reports voting irregularities in an election to select the Major General of the Seventh Division of the State Militia
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
 
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